Antique George III Silver Tankard London 1773
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This is a wonderful antique English George III silver lidded tankard with hallmarks for London 1773 and the makers mark of the renowned silversmiths John King.
The tankard has wonderful embossed floral decorations throughout with a blank cartouche ready to be engraved.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 19 x Width 11 x Depth 11 & Weight 23 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 4 inches & Weight 0.72 kg
son of Joseph King of St. Margaret Shatton in the County of Wiltshire yeoman, apprenticed to Henry Brind 2 May 1750 on payment of £31.10s. and turned over 2 March 1751 to William Shaw.
Free, 3 August 1757. First mark entered as plateworker, 22 April 1775. Address: 73 Little Britain. Second mark, 14 June 1775. Thirs, 13 June 1777. Fourth, 3 September 1779. Fifth, 11 August 1785. Address: 1 Moor Lane, Fore Street. Sixth mark, 4 September 1789. Address: Moor Lane, where Heal records him till 1800. His son Joseph was apprenticed to him 5 January 1780, when King is described as of Little Britain, plateworker, Citizen and Goldsmith.
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06400
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