Antique Charles II English Silver Tankard 1668 WH
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A wonderful antique silver lidded tankard with hall marks for London 1668 and the makers mark W H.
Of cylindrical form with moulded foot, the stepped lid has a scalloped peak, it has an S shaped handle with a cast openwork thumbpiece. It has been beautifully engraved on the body with a coat of arms within ostrich plume surrounds.
It would be a treasured piece for any discerning collector, and is sure to make an outstanding contribution to your collection.
The maker's mark is WH conjoined above a star in a heart shaped shield.For an example of the maker's mark see 'Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland', page 132, tenth entry.
It is engraved with a wonderful coat of arms, details of which are:
The Arms of the Family of Herris
The arms as engraved upon this Charles II English Sterling Silver Lidded Tankard by W.H. hallmarked London 1668 are upon the balance of probability and without any evidence to the contrary those of the family of Herris. They may be blazoned as follows:
Arms: Azure a chevron ermine between three boars or
The family of Herris has not left a great deal of information behind them, the arms as engraved upon this particular piece denotes that it was owned by an unmarried daughter of the family. Heraldically, spinsters traditionally display their paternal arms upon a lozenge.
15 cm High x 22 cm Wide x 18 cm Deep
Weight 32 troy ozs
This handsome tankard is in excellent condition. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
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