A fine Georgian sterling silver domed tankard Date : Hallmarked London 1787 Period : George III Origin : Makers mark Thomas Wallis of London Body : Baluster with loop kinked handle. Pierced lever on the lid and spade finish on handle below the lower attachment. 20 cms tall Condition : Excellent, clear hallmarks to base and lid Restoration : None Weight : 795 grams (25.5 Troy ounces).
One and three quarter pints capacity, two pints to the brim , seven or eight gills if you dare risk spilling it. This has no monograms or crests and is a very good gauge of silver. I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976.
Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department. The item "Sterling Silver Seven Gills Domed Tankard London 1787" is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets".The seller is "eric-knowles-the-hoard" and is located in High Wycombe. This item can be shipped worldwide.