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No. T145
A Very Early Sheffield Hallmarked Silver Lidded Tankard

Made by Henry Tudor & Thomas Leader
Sheffield 1774
Height 7.4" (18.7cm); Weight 22.8 troy oz (710g)
Price 8,750.00

Notes
This is possibly the oldest surviving hallmarked lidded tankard from Sheffield
(I have been unable to find any others made in 1773 or 1774)
This tankard was actually hallmarked on Monday 5th December 1774
(See photocopy of the Sheffield Assay Office day book at the bottom of this page)
Holds a good 1.5 pints

Sheffield Assay Office
Sheffield was granted Royal consent to open an Assay Office on the 1st February 1773
And subsequently opened for business on 5th July 1773
Henry Tudor was appointed as one of the 30 Guardians for the new Assay Office
The first two items to be hallmarked, a goblet and cup, were made by Henry Tudor & Thomas Leader

Condition Report
Forgetting for a moment the wonderful history, this tankard is a superb example
Original initials 'JMB' to the front
Excellent hallmarks
Excellent condition
A very rare item
Without damage or repair



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