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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.
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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