Beer tankard with flip lid. Crest on front with boars and words “Deus Parabit” underneath it. Stamps of maker on bottom and underside of lid. Thick heavy handle. Detailed ribbing on outside of mug and on lid. Is very tarnished and has two small dents on the barrel. Lid doesn’t shut evenly or fully. Was analyzed by senior curator at the colonial Williamsburg foundation in 1988 and I have this paperwork.
6 1/4” high 3 1/2” diameter top and bottom 4 1/2” bulge around middle Handle 5” top to bottom
Given to me by my grandfather. Don’t know how he obtained it
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An antique Georgian sterling silver covered tankard
bearing marks IR (Possibly by John Robins), London, date mark 1785-1786,
Of swelled reeded barrel form with flat cover and scrolled thumb piece, single loop handle, marked to the bottom. Engraved with armorial with boars and scrolls and the motto "Deus Parabit" (God with Prepare).
6 1/4 inches high
CONDITION: wear commensurate to age and use including
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