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Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Reference: S1514
Period: George V
Year: 1927
Silversmith: Daniel & John Wellby
Place: London
Price: $ 580.00
Weight: 205 grams
Dimensions: 8.5 cm height, 6.2 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, perfect in every way, no dents or scratches. Hinge perfect, lid fits snugly.

Description: A delightful and attractive silver miniature replica tankard, commemorating the 600th anniversary of the founding of the Merchant Taylors Company in 1327. The tankard is a replica of an original Irish tankard with Dublin hallmarks for 1680. The tankard has acanthus and laurel leaf embossing to the lower body, as well as an embossed cross and floral design on the base. The lid has a scrolled thumbpiece, and the flat stepped lid is decorated with the figure of a mans head (very unusual), with a circular band of decoration. The tankard also has a well engraved coat of arms of the Merchant Taylors Company, with motto "Concordia Parvae Res Crescunt" (In Harmony Small Things Grow), and "Merchant Taylors Co 1st Charter 1327" engraved underneath. The Merchant Taylors Company is one of the 12 great London livery companies. They are based in the Merchant Taylors Hall (Threadneedle Street & Cornhill), they have occupied this location since 1347. They are now a philanthropical social organisation. The tankard contains a piece of paper, indicating its presentation in commemoration of the 600th anniversary. The hallmarks are clear on both the tankard and the lid. The tankard is very good quality, as is usual for replicas made early in the 20th century. Wellby was founded in 1827, it continued in business until 1974. They are known for their fine quality silver.
Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Merchant Taylors 1st Charter 1327

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Side view

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Silver tankard lid

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Merchant taylors silver tankard - certificate

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Tankard hinge

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Interior of silver tankard

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Tankard hallmarks

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Scale

Silver Merchant Taylors Miniature Tankard - 600th Anniversary
Base of Tankard

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