Antique Silver George II Tankard made in 1755
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1755
ORIGIN: London, England
MAKER: William Shaw and William Priest
STOCK CODE: W187x26
A handsome George II silver tankard of plain tapering form with an applied girdle. It has a stepped-dome hinged cover with a scrolling thumb-piece, a hollow-scroll handle terminating with a leaf and is raised on a stepped circular base.
The tankard is crested and initialled. The initial’s on the handle are “E” over “J D” and the front is crested with a lion, below which are the initials “GED”. The “EJD” initials would be the original 1755 initials, and the “GED” initials and family crest, would have been engraved for his son around 1780.
Fully marked on the body and cover.
Dimensions: height 19.05 cm
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