Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

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Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

Postby nick1213 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:52 am

Hello!
Was hoping I could get some help with the markings on this glass bottomed tankard, I believe it is the Glasgow sterling mark but not sure what the other marks represent. The inscription dates it to 1859, and is made out to ( I believe) a royal navy Captain. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!! Nick

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Re: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:24 am

The lion rampant and date letter(?) bear a passing resemblance to a Glasgow 1853 hallmark but without the duty mark and town mark:

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Leaving aside the unlikelihood of a partial hallmark being passed I note that the lion rampant is not correct (note the height of the tail for example) so I don't think that this is a Glasgow mark. It may be the picture but there is a dullness in the metal which makes me suspect that it could be pewter rather than silver. If it is, in fact, silver then I wonder about an Indian or Chinese origin.

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Re: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:39 am

Possibly the mark of the London pewterer's Townsend & Compton.

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Re: Glascow Silver? Glass Bottomed Tankard

Postby silvermakersmarks » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:40 am

A very similar mug came up for identification a few years ago on a (now defunct) site to which I contributed. I identified the marks at that time as pewter marks of Townsend & Compton: http://www.silver-collector.com/topic4020.html

I am unable to replicate the "quick Google" which I mentioned there.

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