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Tankards & Mugs

Handsome antique silver tankards and mugs are very collectable. They make a stunning display and can be used and enjoyed over the passage of time. A perfect gift.

Antique sterling silver Tankards. This name is traditionally used for a single handed drinking vessel with a lid. Tankards are usually much bigger than mugs and sometimes have a quart capacity or more. The earliest date at which the familiar shaped tankard occurs is circa 1640 although these are exceedingly rare.

Antique silver Peg Tankards. The name ‘peg tankard’ is derived from the vertical row of cylindrical pegs soldered inside the tankard, used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as the tankard was passed around the table. Each drinker could drink his allocated peg measure. The term ‘peg’ probably derives from the Danish measure ‘paegl’, roughly equivalent to a pint. Peg tankards have a long history in the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. In England peg tankards were made from the mid-1650s through to the 1680s in York, Hull and other north-eastern towns with close cultural links with northern Europe. They usually follow the Scandinavian form, incorporating floral engraving and pomegranate feet. There is a plain example similar to this in the Metropolitan Museum of Art ref: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/195229.

Antique sterling silver Mugs. The term “mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel and these are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. They are rarely found as early as tankards, the first ones being circa 1680. Nowadays mugs are often referred to as “tankards”.

Antique sterling silver Christening Mugs. Small size mugs make a lovely gift for a baby.

Antique sterling silver Flagons. The earliest form of flagon used for serving wine, beer and other cold drinks date from the late 16th and early 17th century. These are extremely rare and would originally have had a companion dish or basin. Large cylindrical flagons with hinged covers were mainly made for church use and date from the second half -of the 17th century through to the 19th century.

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Tankards & Mugs

Handsome antique silver tankards and mugs are very collectable. They make a stunning display and can be used and enjoyed over the passage of time. A perfect gift.

Antique sterling silver Tankards. This name is traditionally used for a single handed drinking vessel with a lid. Tankards are usually much bigger than mugs and sometimes have a quart capacity or more. The earliest date at which the familiar shaped tankard occurs is circa 1640 although these are exceedingly rare.

Antique silver Peg Tankards. The name ‘peg tankard’ is derived from the vertical row of cylindrical pegs soldered inside the tankard, used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as the tankard was passed around the table. Each drinker could drink his allocated peg measure. The term ‘peg’ probably derives from the Danish measure ‘paegl’, roughly equivalent to a pint. Peg tankards have a long history in the Scandinavian and Baltic countries. In England peg tankards were made from the mid-1650s through to the 1680s in York, Hull and other north-eastern towns with close cultural links with northern Europe. They usually follow the Scandinavian form, incorporating floral engraving and pomegranate feet. There is a plain example similar to this in the Metropolitan Museum of Art ref: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/195229.

Antique sterling silver Mugs. The term “mug” is traditionally used for a single-handed, lidless drinking vessel and these are nearly all of either pint or half pint capacity. They are rarely found as early as tankards, the first ones being circa 1680. Nowadays mugs are often referred to as “tankards”.

Antique sterling silver Christening Mugs. Small size mugs make a lovely gift for a baby.

Antique sterling silver Flagons. The earliest form of flagon used for serving wine, beer and other cold drinks date from the late 16th and early 17th century. These are extremely rare and would originally have had a companion dish or basin. Large cylindrical flagons with hinged covers were mainly made for church use and date from the second half -of the 17th century through to the 19th century.

  • 1624

    Robert Snow

    9703 James I Silver Flagon

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    A magnificent early English silver flagon having a tall cylindrical body on a spreading base edged with reed banding. The almost flat cover has a simple curved thumbpiece. Good plain design. Uninscribed. Contains 1350 ml. Weight 1067 grams, 34.3 troy ounces. Height 29cm (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 9.7cm (top). London 1624. Maker probably Robert Snow (see Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). This flagon appears to be one of his earliest recorded works. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1626

     

    9780 German Parcel Gilt Silver Tankard

    £10,750

    A fine early German silver gilt tankard of cylindrical form. Small size. Good weight. The body and cover are chased with scrolls and shells on a matted ground. Initials “IP” engraved to the cover. Contains 250 ml. Weight 294 grams. Height (to top of finial) 13.8 cm. Spread 12 cm. Diameter of base 12.3 cm. Marked on the lid and base with German silver marks for Augsburg 1624-1628. Maker Hans Kolb or Hieronymous Wolfgang Kern.

  • 1659

    Anthony Ficketts

    9875 Commonwealth Silver Tankard

    £15,950

    A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard with a cast, kidney shaped thumbpiece. The S-scroll handle has a shield terminal. Circa 1640 is the earliest date at which this tankard shape occurs and it’s unusual to find a tankard from this turbulent period and early date. Very charming, with hand beaten silver, the tankard displays a lot of character; a nice feature is the pointed front of the lid. Hand engraved to the front with a flat topped shield within ostrich plume feathers, a popular style of engraving from 1660-1690. Contains 1300 ml. Weight 763 grams, 24.5 troy ounces. Height 16.3cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 15.7 cm. Diameter 11.4cm (inside top), 13.3 cm (base). London 1659. Silver from this period is very rare. Maker Anthony Ficketts, attribution by David Mitchell “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”. Sterling silver.

  • 1684

    John Spackman I

    9657 Charles II Silver Tankard

    £6,950

    A good early English silver flat top lidded tankard having a scroll handle with decorative thumb piece. Good patina. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial within a simple decorative cartouche. Contains 1300 ml. Weight 862 grams, 27.6 troy ounces. Height 19cm (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 10.6cm (top). Spread 21cm. Fully marked on lid and base, makers mark on the handle. London 1684. Maker John Spackman*. Sterling silver,

  • 1686

     

    9198 Antique James II Silver Mug

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    A rare early English silver mug of large size and very heavy gauge silver dating from the James II period. With a plain straight sided tapering form, simple reeded bands to top and base and an “S” scroll handle. To the front is an impressive hand engraved armorial with the crest of a sheep and the motto “Felice Chi Puo”. Excellent colour. Weight 475 grams, 15.2 troy ounces. Height 11 cm. Diameter 8.6 cm (top), 10 cm (base). Contains 1 pint. London 1686. Makers mark entered in Jacksons Page 142. Handle unmarked.

  • 1686

    Thomas Cooper

    9938 James II Antique Silver Tankard

    £9,500

    A fine and rare early English sterling silver tankard with a flat hinged cover. Excellent size and quality. Good patina. With a scroll handle, decorative thumb piece and shield shaped terminal. A fabulous collector’s piece and still able to be used. To the front is a crisp armorial hand engraved within plumage feathers, in keeping with the period. An excellent example of early hand beaten silver with lots of character. Contains 1400 ml. Weight 731 grams, 23.5 troy ounces. Height 15.3cm. Diameter 12cm (top), 13.5cm (base). London 1686. Maker “TC, a fish above” probably Thomas Cooper, attributed by David Mitchell. Sterling silver.

  • 1693

    George Manjoy

    9539 William & Mary Antique Silver Miniature Mug

    £2,350

    A delightful little collector’s piece. This rare miniature (or toy) mug is an exact copy of a full size original. Of globular form it has a reeded and incised neck, and double scroll handle. This style was only made for a short period at the end of the 17th century and is the earliest type of mug you are likely to come across. The body is engraved with an exotic bird and leafy branches. Weight 14 grams, less than 1/2 troy ounce. Height 3.5cm. Spread 4.9cm. London 1693. Maker George Manjoy, a specialist toy maker.

  • 1694

    John Cory

    9987 William & Mary Antique Silver Cup

    £3,350

    A charming little early English silver mug of plain form. Charming small size and suitable for a child/christening mug. The body is raised from sheet and has a simple strap handle and an incised, reeded neck. This is the earliest type of mug. Engraved to the underside are owner’s initials and the date “1695”. Contains 140 ml. Weight 60 grams, 1.9 troy ounces. Height 6.5cm, 7cm to top of handle. Diameter 5cm. Mark “I.C” in a shield with a pellet below. Possibly John Cory. London 1694. Sterling silver.

  • 1697

    John Sutton

    9860 William III Silver Tankard

    £13,750

    Outstanding quality and unusually large quart size. A rare early English silver flat top lidded tankard in Britannia standard silver with a scroll handle and decorative thumb piece. To the front is a large hand engraved armorial capped by the crest of a griffin. To the top of the handle there is a set of prick engraved owners initials. An excellent example of early hand beaten silver with lots of character.Contains 2500 ml, a hefty quart capacity (1 quart = 2 pints). Weight 1420 grams, 45.6 troy ounces. Height 23 cm (to top of thumbpiece). Spread 25 cm. London 1697. Maker John Sutton.

  • 1697

     

    9990 William III Antique Silver Cup

    £4,750

    A very unusual antique sterling silver cup of tapering form on a small applied foot; the simple “S” scroll handle having a beaded rat-tail decoration. The body has four panels of hand applied matting work. Originally this would have been either a small mug or toddy cup for alcoholic beverages or possibly a cup for drinking tea or chocolate. Contains 155ml. Weight 108 grams, 3.4 troy ounces. Height 7.7cm. Diameter of top 7.2cm. Spread across the handle 9cm. London 1697. Maker unknown.

  • 1701

    Humphrey Payne

    9599 William III Silver Tankard

    £4,750

    A good early English antique silver tankard with a flat lid. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain design and hand beaten silver. The tankard has a simple straight sided form and S scroll handle finishing in a decorative thumb piece. No engravings except the owner’s initials prick engraved to the handle. Contains 900 ml. Weight 624 grams, 20 troy ounces. Height 16.4 cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 18.5 cms. Diameter 10.5 cms (top). London 1701. Maker Humphrey Payne.

  • 1705

    William Denny

    9945 Queen Anne Antique Silver Tankard

    £7,500

    An extremely large and imposing silver lidded tankard of tapering cylindrical form with a coopered band to the body. Britannia standard silver*. The embossed vertical fluting and bands of hand chased matted decoration are typical of the period. To the front is a hand engraved armorial within a large decorative cartouche. An unusual feature is the double thumb piece which attaches to both the handle and the lid. The handle has engraved owner’s initials. Good patina. Contains 1750 ml. Weight 1325 grams, 42.6 troy ounces. Height 21.2cm (to top of thumb piece). Diameter 12.8cm (top). Spread 23cm. London 1705. Maker William Denny.

  • 1709

    Robert Timbrell And Joseph Bell I

    9821 Queen Anne Antique Silver Mug

    £2,850

    A handsome early English silver mug of plain straight sided form with banding. Britannia standard silver. Excellent colour. No inscription. A nice detail is the decorative ribbed spine to the top of the handle. Contains 650 ml. Weight 439 grams, 14.1 troy ounces. Height 13 cm (to top of handle). London 1709. Maker Robert Timbrell & Joseph Bell I.

  • 1719

    Richard Bayley

    9808 George I Silver Mug

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    A handsome early English silver mug with a slightly baluster shape on a spreading foot. Good plain style typical of the period. Excellent colour and weight. Large hand engraved crest to the front. Owners initials inscribed to the underside. Contains 500 ml, just under 1 imperial pint. Weight 343 grams, 11.02 troy ounces. Height 12cm (to top of thumb piece). Spread 13cm. Diameter 8.5cm. London 1719. Maker Richard Bayley. Britannia standard silver.

  • 1733

    Richard Burcombe

    9090 Antique George II Silver Lidded Tankard

    £1,950

    An antique silver tankard with domed lid. Lovely plain design. The tankard has a simple straight sided form, the body with a concentric reed ring to the base of the handle, the S scroll handle finishes in a decorative thumb piece. Uninscribed. Good patina. Owners initials hand engraved to the top of the handle. Contains 800 ml. Weight 587 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 16 cms (to top of thumb piece). Spread 16.5 cms. Diameter 9.7 cms (top). London 1733. Maker Richard Burcombe. Sterling silver.

  • 1737

    Thomas Whipham

    9931 George II Antique Silver Mug

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    A plain styled antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a shaped scroll handle with acanthus mount. Excellent quality. Good gauge silver and patina. Contains 425 ml. Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces. Height 12.1cm. Spread 12.4cm. Diameter 8cm (top and base).
    London 1737. Maker probably Thomas Whipham. Sterling silver

  • 1746

     

    9922 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    A good early English silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. Heavy gauge silver. Excellent colour. Unusual to find “WINE” stamped on the edge of the rim. Owner’s initials “MB” hand engraved to top of handle. Contains 450 ml. Weight 343 grams, 11 troy ounces. Height 11.8cm. Diameter 8.2cm (top), 8.9cm (base). London 1746. Maker’s mark badly struck. Sterling silver.

  • 1746

    Robert Albin Cox

    9937 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    A plain antique sterling silver mug of baluster form with a shaped scroll handle with acanthus mount. Excellent quality. Good gauge silver and patina. Contains 450 ml. Weight 327 grams, 10.5 troy ounces. Height 12cm. Spread 12.2cm. Diameter 7.9cm. London 1746. Maker Robert Albin Cox. Sterling silver

  • 1746

    Richard Gurney

    9970 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    An excellent quality antique silver mug of baluster shape on a spreading foot. Nice chunky style. The plain features are typical of the period. Hand engraved to the front with decorative cipher. Height 12.3cm. Spread 12.5cm. Diameter 8cm (top), 9cm (base). London 1746. Maker Richard Gurney

  • 1748

    Francis Crump

    9697 George II Silver Mug

    £950

    A handsome antique silver tankard of large size and good weight. Of plain form with baluster shape and a shaped handle. Bright colour. Hand engraved to the front is a monogram in old fashioned script within a decorative cartouche. Contains 580 ml, over 1 imperial pint. Weight 325 grams, 10.4 troy ounces. Height 12.6cm. Spread 12cm. Diameter 8cm. London 1748. Maker probably Francis Crump. Sterling silver.

  • 1751

     

    9927 George II Antique Silver Mug

    £950

    A handsome antique silver tankard of good size and weight. Of plain form with baluster form and acanthus leaf mounted handle. Nice colour. Contains 500 ml. Weight 333 grams, 10.7 troy ounces. Height 12.5cm. Spread 12.1cm. Diameter 8.3cm (top), 8.6cm (base). London 1751. Maker probably Thomas Mason. Sterling silver.

  • 1770

    W & J Priest

    8561 George III Antique Silver Lidded Tankard

    £1,750

    A good antique sterling silver tankard with domed hinged lid. Plain straight sided design with concentric rim and flared base. Acanthus decorated thumbpiece. There is a large contemporary monogram to the front in old fashioned cursive script. Contains 850ml. Weight 571 grams, 18.3 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Spread 16 cms. Diameter of top 10 cms, base 11.25 cms. London 1770. Maker W & J Priest.

  • 1772

    Charles Townsend

    9175 Antique Irish Silver Lidded Tankard

    £5,950

    A very large size George III antique silver tankard of baluster form with a domed lid. Sterling silver. Good plain style. The handle has ornamental strapwork topped by an attractive thumbpiece. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Contains 1480 ml, 3 pints. Weight 1104 grams, 35.4 troy ounces. Height 23 cm. Spread 18 cm. Diameter of top 11.2 cm. Dublin 1772. Maker Charles Townsend.

  • 1787

    John Langlands I & John Robertson I

    9845 George III Newcastle Silver Mug

    £695

    A good piece of antique provincial silver. An antique sterling silver mug of plain baluster design. The simple scroll handle is engraved with owners initials. Uninscribed. Contains 500 ml. Weight 317 grams, 10.1 troy ounces. Height 12.8 cm. Diameter 8.3 cm. Newcastle 1787. Maker John Langland I and John Robertson I.

  • 1792

    Charles Godbehere

    9716 George III Antique Silver Tankard

    £1,650

    A good quality antique sterling silver tankard with domed lid, straight tapering form and a centre ring to the body. The curved handle has ornamental strapwork and a decorative pierced thumb piece. The front is uninscribed and there are owners initials to the handle. Contains 850 ml. Weight 737 grams, 23.6 troy ounces. Height 20.5cm. Spread 17cm. Diameter of top 9.7cm. London 1792. Maker Godbehere and Wigan.

  • 1799

    John Langland

    9409 Antique Newcastle Silver Lidded Tankard

    £1,950

    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.

  • Circa 1870

    Leeching

    9811 Antique Chinese Silver Mug

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    A fantastic little silver christening mug with the original bright gilt interior. The body is applied with charming scenes of Chinese figures going about their daily life. The handle is shaped in the form of a dragon. To the front is a shield with the name “Joyce”. Contains 170 ml. Weight 149 grams, 4.7 troy ounces. Height 9.2cm/10cm. Diameter of top 5.4cm. Stamped underneath with Chinese silver marks for Leeching, Canton, Hong Kong & Shanghai. Circa 1870.

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