Antique Newcastle Silver Lidded Tankard


Stock: 9409

Date: 1799

Maker: John Langland

Country: England

English provincial silver. A good antique silver tankard with domed hinged lid and plain baluster design. The handle has attractive...

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English provincial silver. A good antique 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 large size and proportions. Makes a lovely show. You can still see the original hand beaten marks which is very charming.

Contains 1,050ml.
Weight 816 grams, 26.2 troy ounces.
Height 22.5cm (to thumbpiece). Diameter 10.2cm (top). Spread 18 cms.
Newcastle 1799.
Maker John Langlands.
Sterling silver.
18th century.

Marks. Stamped on the body with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, the lid has the maker, duty and lion mark, the handle has the makers mark.


This fine tankard is in very good condition. No inscription. Good weight and colour. Shows moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. There is a faint mark inside where the top of the handle has pushed through a bit. 

Maker Information

Maker: 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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