Antique Queen Anne English Silver Tankard 1708 JH
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A wonderful antique silver lidded tankard with hall marks for London 1708 and the makers mark JH which stands for John HodsonI. he registered his mark for New Standard in April 1697.
This beautiful tankard is of cylindrical form with moulded foot, the stepped lid has a scalloped peak, it has an S shaped handle with a cast openwork thumb piece.
The maker's mark is H below a crown in a shield.For an example of the maker's mark see 'Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland', page 149, twelfth entry.
It has been beautifully engraved on the body with a coat of arms within ostrich plume surrounds, which bears the following text:
" TienleDroit" which translates to "Hold the right"
See below for a report on the coat of arms by "BEACON GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC RESEARCH"
It would be a treasured pieceforany discerning collector, and is sure to make an outstanding contribution to your collection.
This handsome tankard is in excellent condition. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
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