This fabulous early 19th Century chased silver lidded tankard dates to year 1815. The tankard is decorated with three portraits of Shakespeare looking male figures with three North Wind masks/faces in medallions between the portraits. A large standing lion sits on top of lid with sword and star and the interior is beautifully gold washed. Silver is hallmarked on base and although hallmarks are not clearly legible, we believe the marks to be Swedish with date stamp indicating year 1815. See last photo for marks. The quality of this tankard is exceptional! It has amazing details and we believe it to be a one-of-a-kind creation.
Dimensions: 5 1/4" high, 5 1/2" wide (at handle) and 3 1/2" in diameter. Weighs 314 grams.
Condition: Tankard is in excellent Estate condition with no dents or other problems, however, the thumb hold has damage to the hinge with one strap being broken on end (see photos). No other noted flaws. We will leave this repair to the professional of choice to the buyer although we believe this can be done by any reputable jeweler. The lid does open and close easily although does not sit perfectly flat due to the hinge issue.
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