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A CHARLES II SILVER TANKARD
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A CHARLES II SILVER TANKARD

MARK OF THOMAS JENKINS, LONDON, 1671

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A CHARLES II SILVER TANKARD
MARK OF THOMAS JENKINS, LONDON, 1671
Cylindrical, on molded circular foot, the body and cover finely engraved with scrolling foliage and demi-figures, the scroll handle with lion thumbpiece, marked on body and cover
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high; 44 oz. 10 dwt. (1,398 gr.)
Provenance
Christie's, New York, 14 March 1984, lot 182

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Lot Essay

In his career as London goldsmith, roughly between the years 1668 and 1703, Thomas Jenkins produced an exceptional variety of forms and styles characteristic of the period. For example, his works include a wine cistern with Dutch-style foliate chasing from 1677, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, a Baroque cut-card ewer and dish, circa 1685 and a pair of two handled cups with Chinoiserie decoration, dated 1688 and sold Christie's, New York, 26 April 2006, lot 246.

A tankard in the style of the present lot, engraved throughout and bearing the characteristic lion couchant, is illustrated in Arthur Grimwade and Judith Banister, "Thomas Jenkins Unveiled: A Leading Caroline Goldsmith," Connoisseur, July 1977, p. 175, no. 6.

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