Stunning Rare Heavy English Antique Solid Silver One Pint Lidded Tankard B1976
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Stunning Rare Heavy English Antique Solid Silver One Pint Lidded Tankard B1976:
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Description A wonderful large heavy English solid sterling silver "one pint" lidded tankard in excellentclean condition, and with full English silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1976.Superb quality example, from an earlier 17th century design, very handsome shape with a hinged silver lid and with a large heavy scrolled silver handle. Beautifully engraved with leaves and foliage and with a fine large ornate silver thumb-piece on the lid.Hasa very clean interiorand has afull one pint pluscapacity. Most importantly with no added personal engraved inscriptions or monograms and nothing erasedso fine for engraving if wanted.Weight Very heavyapprox462grams. Measurements Handsome large size, measures approx5.75 inches (145mm) in height, including thumb-piece and is4 inches (101mm) in diameter across the base, (excluding handle). Date Englishsolid sterling silver with a full set of silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1976(date letter "B"). Includes the anchor stamp of theBirmingham assay office and the lion passant sterling silver mark.Lovely clear hallmark stamps. MakerSilversmiths initials "R H F", (Ray Harvey Foster). Condition Superb clean condition and honestly looks hardly used at all. No splits or cracks, no solder repairs and no knocks, dentsor bruises either, a really fabulous heavy sterling silver tankard. The silver lid hinge works perfectly and the lid opens and closes properly. The silver handle has no dents or bruises and is tight and secure and the silver thumb-piece is undamaged. With no added presentationinscriptions or monograms so perfect for engraving if wanted.Great size, very heavy andwith a large one pint capacity. Stunning English vintage solid sterling silver one pint lidded tankard, would make an outstanding investment gift. (Please note, any light changes or lines in the photos are just reflections, not damage).
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