A Pair of George III Antique English Silver Tankards
Dealing with as much American and English silver as we do, we sometimes get a feeling that something English might have been made for an American. Here, the feeling comes from the unusual thumb-pieces, which we have only seen on a pair by Myer Myers, as well as the very fact that they are a pair: pairs of canns and tankards were more common in America than in England. A few years ago we sold a very fine English pair, which had been made for Samuel and Susannah Cornell, to Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC. This pair came on the market in Boston, and though I cannot pin it down through the engraved initials, I am reasonably confident they were owned by an Eighteenth century American family.
Engraved with script initials RMW on front and under base, marked on base and cover, and with French weevil import mark.
|Size||Height: 5.38 in.|
|Weight||29 oz. 16 dwt.|