Fine Brass Tankard

Probably Birmingham, England, ca. late 18th century. Of beautiful form with broad molded base supporting a seamed-body topped with domed lid.  Brass finial peened to the lid, and attached C-scroll handle. The lid is not hinged, rather lifts off. Substantial quart-size of about 6 ¾ inches tall, diameter of base about 5 inches. Robust in hand.  Excellent condition.  Identical example, and perhaps the same one, pictured on page 246, Gentle and Field, Domestic Metalwork.

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