Antique Silver Tankard

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Antique Silver Tankard made in 1723


A silver tankard with a foliate cartouche at the front and the engraving of a baroque coat of arms.

Date 1723
Made By Humphrey Payne
Location London
Stock Number W184x13

Out of stock

Maker: Humphrey Payne

An antique silver tankard with a foliate cartouche at the front and the engraving of a baroque coat of arms.

The side is applied with a narrow girdle and the handle is engraved with contemporary initials “R*R”.

Provenance: Richard Rutter of Moor Hall, Cheshire, by descent to General Peter Heron (1770 – 1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife’s great niece, Cecilia Widdrington, who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.

Humphrey Payne

Humphrey Payne, son of Nicholas Payne of Ludlow in the County of Sallop tallowchandler, apprenticed to Roger Grange 15th August 1694 and turned over to Thomas Parr. Free, 1st November 1701. Address: Gutter Lane.

Signatory as “working goldsmith” to the petition complaining of the competition of “necessitous strangers” December 1711, and to that against assaying work of foreigners not having served seven years apprenticeship, February 1716.

Second and third marks (Sterling), undated, c. June 1720. Address: Cheapside. ‘Silversmith’. Livery, October 1708. Court, 1734. Warden, 1747-9. Died 2nd August 1751, being the same day as Paul de Lamerie.

Heal records him as a plateworker, London 1697-9 (for which the evidence of his apprenticeship appears contradictory); Golden Cup, Gutter Lane, 1701-20; Hen and Chickens, Cheapside, 1720-40 (both these signs are incorporated in the corresponding marks); London, 1750; Humphrey and John Payne, goldsmiths and jewellers, Hen and Chickens, Cheapside, 1753-5.

His work, never in any way ambitious, appears to have been limited to plain domestic pieces in the hollowware category, covered cups, tankards, mugs, tea and coffee pieces. It is doubtful whether he produced candlesticks or other castings. While thoroughly competent, his work rarely shows any individuality of design.

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