A good George II silver tankard maker London 1734 (worn marks) baluster shaped pint tankard with scroll handle and ringed base. Height 13 cm
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.
George II. George II (1683 - 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 until his death in 1760.
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