18th century domed silver tankard. Baluster with loop handle to cover, domed lid and girdle. Crest of the Pilkington family of Yorkshire with motto "Now Thus". Excellent, marks clean and clear.795 grams (25.5 Troy ounces). The underside is embossed with the name of a retailer. Lambert of Coventry street who were resident from 1803 to 1811. This has a quart capacity being standard measure in taverns in the 18th and early 19th century, it is still a legal measure today but very few pubs have glasses or tankards beyond the stanard pint capacity. These are wonderful to use and the perfect gift for the man with almost everything, just remember not to leave it behind on the bar.
I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976.
Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department.