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Coming back to the earliest tankards, the flat covers were sometimes embellished with saw-tooth serrations at the front,so that when the domed cover came into vogue at about 1690,this practice was continued, and remained until the beginning of the second decade of the 18th century.
About the time that these serrations were unfavourable the plain drum of the tankard gained the embellishment of a fillet moulding about two thirds down its body.
Above a 7″ William and Mary tankard c 1790 with the makers mark ” I. Anyone wishing to collect pewter today will have to search for bargains which sometimes can be found at car boot sales or antique fairs, but before you do, research your item thoroughly there are plenty of books on all subjects to do with the antique world.
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A very small pub, claims centuries old history as a market pub. Wine bar style and atmosphere, Beer served in tankards, rather pricey.
Large busy semi-circular bar; a pawnbroker's sign and a large painting commorate a former licensee of this pub lending George IV money for a bet, with a watch assecurity, upon which he accepted as reward the right to practice as a pawnbroker. security, upon which he accepted as reward the right to practice as a pawnbroker.
These shapes were especially popular in the West of England,and Howard Cotterell’s Old Pewter, Its Makers and Marks(Published by Batsford, London in 1929 and reprinted in 1963), which has been regarded as the pewter collector’s Bible for many years remarks that 80 per cent of early tulip tankards bore the touch-marks of pewterers from either Bristol or Exeter.It did not take long for these new shapes to catch on,and although the domed lid fell out of use at about 1775, the tulip and bell shape remained in favour right through the 19th century, getting even more swag-bellied as time passed. A ten and a quarter inch cylindrical lidded flagon with scroll handle and open shaped thumb piece and domed cover. The bulbous shape next to it suggests its 18th century date and is probably German.