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Antique Silver George III Tankard made in 1765


A very good quality early George III period silver lidded tankard, of a classic bellied form with domed lid and beautifully pierced thumbpiece.

Date 1765
Made By William & James Priest
Location London
Stock Number W189x4
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Maker: William & James Priest

A very good quality early George III period silver lidded tankard, of a classic bellied form with domed lid and beautifully pierced thumbpiece.

The tankard is engraved with the initials  S.B. together with the date 1766 and it is in superb condition. It also retains its original scratch weight of 25 troy 15 dwt to the underside.

The tankard is made in London in 1765 by William and James Priest.

Dimensions, height 20 cm.

Weight, 25.2 troy oz.

William & James Priest

William and James Priest (Preist) were brothers and working London silversmiths during the mid to late 1700’s.

William Priest, apprenticed to Richard Gurney in 1740, free 1749. 1st and 2 marks entered as largeworker in 1749 and 1750 in partnership with William Shaw. Livery 1758. 3rd mark with his presumed brother James Priest in 1764. Died circa 1801-1811.

James Priest, apprenticed to William Priest in 1750, free 1764. His mark was entered shortly after in partnership with William Priest and the presumed brothers are recorded as working together from 1764-1773. James’ son James Hammond Priest was apprenticed to him in 1783.

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