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The maker's mark is from the renowned silversmiths Richard Gurney & Thomas Cook of London.
The tankard is embossed and engraved with floral and foliate scenes.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
Excellent condition - please refer to photos.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 20 & Weight 29 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Richard Gurney - son of George Gurney of Turrington in the County of Bedford butcher, apprenticed to Rochard Bayley 2 May 1717 on payment of £10. Free, 3 September 1724. Mark entered as largeworker, in partnership with Thomas Cooke II, 19 October 1727. Address: Golden Cup, Foster Lane. Second mark, as 'Richard Gurney and Co.', 23 December 1734, same address. Livery, 1737. Third mark, as above, 28 June 1739. Fourth, 17 February 1749. Fifth, 30 July 1750. Court, 1752. Warden, 1763, 1764, 1765. Heal lists Richard Gurney, goldsmith, Foster Lane, 1721-7; Richard Gurney and Co., plateworkers, Foster Lane 1734-50; T and R Gurney (which must be a directory error), silversmiths, Foster Lane, 1744; R Gurney and T. Cook, goldsmiths, same address, 1721-73. His younger brother John was apprenticed to him 9 October 1730, when the father was dead. The freedom of the latter is unrecorded.
Richard Gurney went into partnership with Thomas Cook and their first mark was registered in Oct 1727, second June 1739 and third July 1750.
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