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A VERY RARE RESTORATION WRIGGLEWORK FLAT-LID TANKARD
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A VERY RARE RESTORATION WRIGGLEWORK FLAT-LID TANKARD

CIRCA 1690

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A VERY RARE RESTORATION WRIGGLEWORK FLAT-LID TANKARD
CIRCA 1690
Engraved with birds, flowers and a lion in a cartouche, stamped initials 'H.S.' above denticulations and indistinct hallmarks to lid, possibly John Donne, the cover with ramshorn thumbpiece and the handle of rare double-scroll type with shield terminal
6.6in. (16.6cm.)
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Lot Essay

The tankard is very similar in feel and quality of decoration to the John Donne tankard of James II in the Colonial Williamsburg Museum, No.236, also illustrated Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World, p.259.
Michaelis illustrates another tankard with a lion in British Pewter, p.50.
For a discussion on flat lids see the Journal of the Pewer Society, Spring 1992 by Ian Robinson.

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