A Georgian silver tankard (with repairs) 1720's, George I, maker Dike Impey, 9 cm high
tankard. A tankard is a drinking vessel used mainly for beer, with a hinged lid and a thumbpiece for raising the lid. Most tankards are silver, silverplate or pewter, but examples are also found in horn, ceramic, glass and hardstone. More decorative examples with elaborate carving are also found in ivory. In the 17th century, tankards usually had a flat lid, were of tapering cylindrical shape and were undecorated. In the 18th century the tankard bodies became bulbous, and the lids domed.
Georgian. As an English stylistic period, Georgian is usually taken to cover the period from George I (1714) to the Regency of Prince George (1811-20), although the period from 1800 to 1830 is sometimes designated as the Regency period. During the Georgian period the great English cabinetmakers and designers such as Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam Sheraton etc, were all active.
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