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Wooden tankard


A late 18th century wooden tankard; lidded; lid carved with crowned lion with star/sun above, standing on heraldic axe; thumb piece carved with lion sejant affronty; handle with foliate carving and shaped base; three feet, two are lions, third is two lions' heads addorsed; rim of base and lid gouge-carved; marked 1761 on interior; considerable worm-damage but not active; handle strengthened with brass clamp and rivets; one foot damaged; two cracks in body.

  • Measurements

  • Height

    210 mm

  • Diameter

    185 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust