Crest on Tankard

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buckm
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Crest on Tankard

Postby buckm » Sat May 06, 2017 1:50 pm

This Tankard was shown on a previous inquiry, I did not know the group here also identified Family Crests. I cannot find this one. Thank you.Image

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Re: Crest on Tankard

Postby agphile » Sat May 06, 2017 6:30 pm

The British Armorial Bindings website illustrates a similar crest (out of a ducal coronet a demi bull rampant collared) on a binding for John Smyth (1748-1811). He may or may not have also been the owner of your tankard. It could have been another family member, or more than one family may have used this crest.

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Re: Crest on Tankard

Postby agphile » Sat May 06, 2017 6:38 pm

P.S. The John Smyth mentioned above was a well-connected British politician and Member of Parliament.

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Re: Crest on Tankard

Postby buckm » Sat May 06, 2017 8:40 pm

agphile wrote:P.S. The John Smyth mentioned above was a well-connected British politician and Member of Parliament.
Good Show! Agphile I found the image you mentioned and it is the more than exact to the detail.

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Re: Crest on Tankard

Postby agphile » Sun May 07, 2017 5:10 am

My pleasure. If you want to find out more about Smyth you can find a biography, mainly on his political career, in the History of Parliament Online. It is pleasing to note he was a consistent opponent of the slave trade. In 1778 he married a daughter of the Duke of Grafton. Setting up for family life may have been the occasion for acquiring some new silver. Doesn't prove anything, but a tempting thought.


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