A Quart Taper-Sided Export Tankard by Hale and Sons, Bristol 1778-1782. The firm had a rather substantial export business to the Colonies and the United States. They were in business during the height of the American Revolution, yet a fair quantity of their exports found their way here, primarily to New England. Apparently, commerce overruled Revolution.
This tankard is in near fine condition on the exterior, the interior does have etching. The touch is very good and well struck. Lathe marks show clearly on the inside of the lid and on the bottom of the base.
A nice example of a later 18th century export pewter tankard. This tankard is 7 ¼” to the top of the thumbpiece.
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