Tankards

The Antique Silver Tankard and Pewter Tankard

Georgian tankards and Victorian pewter and sterling silver tankards share a common genus, the wooden tankard. Examples of wooden tankards made with wooden frames cased in leather have survived intact from the 16th century. Some Scandanavian wooden tankards were made entirely from birchwood. The interior of many wooden tankards have small wooden pegs on a stave, the origin of taking someone down a peg or two.

Sterling silver tankards from the 18th century and the fine antique George III examples are the benchmark of elegance. Some Georgian silver tankards are straight sided with domed lids others baluster shaped with scroll handles and thumb pieces. The lidded examples will always bear silver marks on the body and the lid and occasionally the handle too. The assay office, silver standard, date letter and makers marks should match.

The Georgian style continues to be used to the present day and not only in silver. Pewter beer mugs ,some with glass bottoms and brass rims, were widely manufaured by pewterers in Britain. Stainless steel and silver plate were other popular mediums. Late Georgian and Victorian silver tankards were embellished versions of 18th century examples, indeed many Georgian silver tankards were later decorated to bring them into line with elaborate Victorian fashions.


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George III Sterling Silver Loving Cup 1802

George III Sterling Silver Loving Cup 1802

George III Sterling Silver Loving Cup 1802

£575.00

George IV Sterling Silver One Pint Tankard 1827

George IV Sterling Silver One Pint Tankard 1827

George IV Sterling Silver One Pint Tankard 1827

£475.00

A Georgian Sterling Silver Tankard London 1784

A Georgian Sterling Silver Tankard London 1784

A Georgian Sterling Silver Tankard London 1784

£365.00

A Pair Of George IV  Sterling Silver Candlesticks Birmingham 1826

A Pair Of George IV Sterling Silver Candlesticks Birmingham 1826

A Pair Of George IV Sterling Silver Candlesticks Birmingham 1826 by Matthew Boulton

£1,400.00

Silver Half Pint Tankard 1824

Silver Half Pint Tankard 1824

Silver Half Pint Tankard 1824

£475.00

A George III Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1766

A George III Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1766

A George III Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1766

£2,650.00

Victorian Sterling Silver And Frosted Glass Twelve Fluid Ounce Tankard London 1855

Victorian Sterling Silver And Frosted Glass Twelve Fluid Ounce Tankard London 1855

Victorian Sterling Silver And Glass Twelve Fluid Ounce Tankard London 1855

£395.00

A Gaskell and Chambers Brass and Pewter Half Pint Tankard 1936-40

A Gaskell and Chambers Brass and Pewter Half Pint Tankard 1936-40

A Gaskell and Chambers Brass and Pewter Half Pint Tankard 1936-40

£45.00

A Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1770

A Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1770

A Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard

£1,850.00

A Gaskell and Chambers Brass and Pewter Quart Tankard 1936-40

A Gaskell and Chambers Brass and Pewter Quart Tankard 1936-40

A Gaskell and Chambers Brass and Pewter Quart Tankard 1936-40

£95.00

A Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1764

A Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1764

A Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Quart Tankard London 1764

£1,750.00

Sterling Silver Dome-Lidded One and a Half Pint Tankard London 1768

Sterling Silver Dome-Lidded One and a Half Pint Tankard London 1768

Sterling Silver Dome-Lidded One and a Half Pint Tankard London 1768

£2,250.00

A Domed Lid Sterling Silver Quart Tankard London 1771

A Domed Lid Sterling Silver Quart Tankard London 1771

A Domed Lid Sterling Silver Quart Tankard London 1771

£2,400.00

A George III Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Tankard London 1766

A George III Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Tankard London 1766

A George III Sterling Silver Domed Lidded Tankard London 1766

£2,750.00

Oliver Baker Designed Tudric Polished Martele Pewter Tankard

Oliver Baker Designed Tudric Polished Martele Pewter Tankard

Oliver Baker Designed Tudric Polished Martele Pewter Tankard c1905

£225.00

A One Gill Sterling Silver Mug London 1815

A One Gill Sterling Silver Mug London 1815

A One Gill Sterling Silver Mug London 1815

£165.00

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