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John Langland

John Langlands, Newcastle based silversmith, patriarch of the Langlands family, who for sixty years were the largest silverplate producers in Newcastle. Apprenticed to Isaac Cookson, Langlands took over, in partnership with John Goodrick, the business of their ex-master when he died in 1754. John continued alone when Goodrick died in 1757.

In 1778 John went into partnership with John Robertson I until 1795. After his death in 1793 his wife Margaret ran the business until the partnership was dissolved two years later. Langlands son, Robert II took over the business which continued to produce high quality silverwares. Robert II’s widow Dorothy took over after his death in 1804 and continued on until her retirement in 1814.

The Langlands and Robertson partnership was very prolific and they became renowned sugar tong makers rivalling good London producers of the same period. They entered marks in 1778 and 1780 and continued to use both of them, so dating their pieces can be difficult on marks alone.

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John Langland

John Langlands, Newcastle based silversmith, patriarch of the Langlands family, who for sixty years were the largest silverplate producers in Newcastle. Apprenticed to Isaac Cookson, Langlands took over, in partnership with John Goodrick, the business of their ex-master when he died in 1754. John continued alone when Goodrick died in 1757.

In 1778 John went into partnership with John Robertson I until 1795. After his death in 1793 his wife Margaret ran the business until the partnership was dissolved two years later. Langlands son, Robert II took over the business which continued to produce high quality silverwares. Robert II’s widow Dorothy took over after his death in 1804 and continued on until her retirement in 1814.

The Langlands and Robertson partnership was very prolific and they became renowned sugar tong makers rivalling good London producers of the same period. They entered marks in 1778 and 1780 and continued to use both of them, so dating their pieces can be difficult on marks alone.

  • 1799

    John Langland

    9409 Antique Newcastle Silver Lidded Tankard

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    Provincial silver. A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid and plain baluster design. Sterling silver. The handle has attractive strapwork to the top and a heart shape decoration to the base. Good size. Contains 1,050 ml. Weight 816 grams, 26.2 troy ounces. Height 22.5cm (to thumbpiece). Diameter 10.2cm (top). Spread 18 cms. Newcastle 1799. Maker John Langlands.

  • 1798

    John Langland

    8631 George III Silver Caddy Box

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    Antique Newcastle provincial silver. A rare antique sterling silver tea caddy box of plain oval form, the fixed carrying handle having a reed and acanthus decoration. Lovely classic style. The unusual double opening lid has an inset hinge and there is a lock to either side (no key). The tea box has borders of crisp hand engraving bright cut dots, scrolls and foliage; both ends with an empty foliate cartouche. Weight 649 grams, 20.8 troy ounces. Height 11 cms, 19 cms including handle. Length 16.5 cms. Width 10.5 cms. Newcastle 1798. Maker John Langlands.

  • 1765

    John Langland

    9064 George III Newcastle Silver Lidded Tankard

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    Provincial silver. A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid and plain baluster design. The handle has attractive strapwork to the top and a heart shape decoration to the base. Good size. Contains 1,050ml. Weight 846 grams, 27.2 troy ounces. Height 12 cms (to top of thumbpiece). Diameter 10.3 cms (top), 12 (base). Spread 18 cms. Newcastle 1765. Maker John Langland.

  • 1777

    John Langland

    9136 George III Newcastle Silver Mug

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    A good piece of antique provincial silver. An antique sterling silver mug of plain baluster design with a simple scroll handle. Uninscribed. Contains 550 ml, 1 pint. Weight 353 grams, 11,3 troy ounces. Height 14 cm. Diameter 8.4 cm. Spread 13.5 cm. Newcastle 1777. Maker Langlands and Robertson.

  • Circa 1880

    John Langland

    7755 Antique Silver Plated Figural Salts

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    A tall pair of antique silver plated salts modelled as a young girl and boy wearing old fashioned clothing. Each is carrying a large straw basket which is gilded inside for the salt. Excellent quality and good heavy weight. Height 15 cms. Width of salt 8 cms. Base diameter 7.5 cms. Circa 1880. Umarked.

  • 1759

    John Langland

    7759 Antique George II Newcastle Silver Mug

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    A good piece of antique provincial silver. An antique sterling silver mug of plain straight sided design with a simple scroll handle. Uninscribed. Contains 250 ml. Weight 373 grams, 12 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Newcastle 1759. Maker John Langland.

  • 1757

    John Langland

    9914 George II Silver Mug

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    English provincial silver. An antique silver mug of plain straight sided design with a simple scroll handle and hand engraved lion crest to the front over a decorative monogram. Small size. Contains 225 ml. Weight 181 grams, 5.8 troy ounces. Height 9cm. Diameter 6.5cm (top), 8.1cm (base). Newcastle 1757. Maker John Langland. Sterling silver.

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