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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 225

    A GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD

    LONDON, 1785, MAKER'S MARK I.R

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER TANKARD
    LONDON, 1785, MAKER'S MARK I.R
    Tapering cylindrical, the sides with two reeded bands, the hinged flat cover with reeded band and scroll thumbpiece, with angular leaf-capped handle, the body engraved with a coat-of-arms, the cover with crest, marked near handle and inside cover
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
    31 oz. (968 gr.)
    The arms are those of Leader as borne by the Leader family of Much Soughton, co. Hunts and unofficially by the Irish branch of the family until a confirmation of arms and crest in 1868. The initials WL engraved on the handle of the tankard suggest it may have belonged to William Leader, of Mount Leader, co. Cork (1743-1828) or one of his sons, Rev. Warham Leader (d.1818) or his brother William Leader (1784-1810), the curate of St. Peter's Church, Cork. Additionally the arms could be for William Leader (1784-1858) of Over Town, near Kirby Lonsdale, son of the Sheffield silversmith Thomas Leader.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
    (LOTS 218-250)