A George II Silver Tankard
A George II Silver Tankard

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Antique Silver George II Tankard made in 1755


A handsome George II silver tankard of plain tapering form with an applied girdle. The tankard is crested and initialled.

Date 1755
Made By William Shaw & William Priest
Location London
Stock Number W187x26

Out of stock

Maker: William Shaw & William Priest

A handsome George II silver tankard of plain tapering form with an applied girdle. It has a stepped-dome hinged cover with a scrolling thumb-piece, a hollow-scroll handle terminating with a leaf and is raised on a stepped circular base.

The tankard is crested and initialled. The initial’s on the handle are “E” over “J D” and the front is crested with a lion, below which are the initials “GED”. The “EJD” initials would be the original 1755 initials, and the “GED” initials and family crest, would have been engraved for his son around 1780.

Fully marked on the body and cover.

Dimensions: height 19.05 cm

William Shaw & William Priest

William Shaw II, apprenticed to John Swift 1736, free 1748. First mark entered as large worker 1749. Second and third marks, in partnership with William Priest, 1749 and 1759.

William Priest (or Preist), apprenticed to Richard Gurney 1740, free 1749. First and second marks entered as large worker in partnership with William Shaw in 1749 and 1759. Third mark with his brother James Priest in 1764; they worked together until 1773.

The Shaw & Priest partnership specialised in making good quality hollowware coffee pots, tankards and some salvers.

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