Outstanding 18th century English sterling silver large handled drinking cup / tankard / mug decorated with a repousse scene outside a coaching inn or ale house. It depicts three men seated outdoors, under large trees, with the inn / pub in the background. A barmaid stands to the right, holding an empty pitcher, apparently chatting with one of the customers. The tankard is clearly marked on the underside as follows:
Lion Passant meaning Sterling, Lion's head symbolizing the City of London, serif uppercase letter "D" in chamfered shield for the year 1759, and makers mark for silversmiths William Shaw II & William Preist.
It comes with a fitted, dark navy blue velvet lined display stand with a small copper plate that reads "George II" 1759. In very good used condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 5" tall by 3 3/8" base diameter at base by 3 3/16" top diameter approximately. Weight: 8.56 troy ounces / 9.4 oz.