Antique Queen Anne English Silver Lidded Tankard "LE"1703
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We are delighted to offer this lovely and rare early antique silver lidded tankard bearing hallmarks for London 1703 along with the maker’s mark “LE” standing for Timothy Ley who was based in Fenchurch Street, London, at this time.
This beautiful Queen Anne silver tankard has a cylindrical tapering form with moulded foot, with a stepped lid that has a scalloped peak. This silver lidded tankard also has an s-shaped handle with a cast openwork thumb piece.
It has typical decoration of the period with two embossed bands of reeded decoration around the body, and of excellent colour. The front of this antique silver lidded tankard has a beautifully engraved coat of arms on a heart shaped shield set which is set within a decorative cartouche.
The Marital Arms of Portal and Peachy
The armorial bearings as engraved upon this Queen Anne silver tankard by Timothy Ley hallmarked London 1703 are those of the family of Portal impaling Peachy. These denote the marshalling of a marital coat showing on the dexter (the heraldic right on the left as you view the piece) the arms of the husband (the Portal family) and on the sinister (the heraldic left on the right as you view it) the arms of the wife (the Peachy family).
These commemorate the marriage of Joseph Portal who was born in Laverstoke in the County of Hampshire on the 14th August 1720 and died on the 14th December 1793 to Sarah Peachy who was baptised on 20th October 1719 and died on the 27th December 1802. Joseph and Sarah were married on the 3rd November 1748 at Bishops Waltham in Hampshire.
One of Joseph and Sarah’s grandsons, William Spencer Portal 1822 -1905) was created a Baronet on the 11th March 1901 styled ‘of Malshanger’ in Hampshire.
Given the date of the actual making of this tankard it was either in the possession of one of the two families at the time of Joseph and Sarah’s marriage in 1748 or was acquired by the couple at the time of their marriage or shortly thereafter and they had it engraved to commemorate their marriage.
This handsome antique silver lidded tankard is in excellent condition and has no repairs or restoration. It has a clear set of hallmarks and makers mark. Please take a moment to verify this for yourself from the photographs we have provided.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 x Width 15 x Depth 22
Weight 32 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 9 inches
Weight 1.00 kg
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).
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Our reference: 08893
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