Georgian, George III, Silver Mask Head Tankard Jug. The mask head spout and the foliate detail are a later, Victorian, addition. The handle features an openwork thumb piece and ornate terminal. The initials on the handle probably relate to a Georgian marriage. The domed and hinged cover features bands of reeded decoration to the rim. The tankard is raised on a skirted base. Below the mask head spout is an engraved crest and garter.
Hallmarked to the upper body for London 1772 by Thomas Wallis I. Further part hallmarked inside the cover.
In excellent order with light surface wear commensurate with age. Possible solder residue to the inside wall of the skirted base. The jug holds about 900 ml and does not leak.
Approximate weight is 825 grams or 26.5 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 19 cm height, 20 cm length and 12.5 cm base diameter.
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