On offer is this lovely antique large tankard. It's in good condition overall, the pewter metal has aged beautifully over the years. There are notable dents to the underside base as well dings over the handle and light scratches all over but as shown in the photos all adding to the aged charm and character of the piece. There's also a rattle from inside the base section.
It's of traditional tankard form, decorated on one side with three columns of engraved names - no indication as to whom these people were, possible a sporting award or military remembrance.
The underside has very very faint remains of a Victorian crown with a "V" next to it and also a surname - "Leyburn" - bright cut engraved yet has been almost completely scored away for some reason.
Sheffield produced by Philip Ashberry, circa late(ish) 19th century.
It measures a decorative 13cm (just over 5 inches) in outer base diameter and 15.4cm (6 inches) in total height.
A lovely historical tankard ready to be collected and enjoyed once again!
Scarce Victorian Pewter Presentation Tankard