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This beautiful tankard is of cylindrical form with moulded foot, the stepped lid has a scalloped peak, it has an S shaped handle with a cast openwork thumb piece.
The maker's mark is H below a crown in a shield. For an example of the maker's mark see 'Jackson's Silver & Gold Marks of England, Scotland & Ireland', page 149, twelfth entry.
It has been beautifully engraved on the body with a coat of arms within ostrich plume surrounds, which bears the following text:
" Tien le Droit" which translates to "Hold the right"
See below for a report on the coat of arms by "BEACON GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC RESEARCH"
It would be a treasured piece for any discerning collector, and is sure to make an outstanding contribution to your collection.
This handsome tankard is in excellent condition. Please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 18 x Width 22 x Depth 15 & Weight 30 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7.1 x Width 8.7 x Depth 5.9 & Weight 0.93 kg
Coat of arms.
The Marital Arms of Rowe and Humphry
The arms as engraved upon this Queen Anne English Sterling Silver Tankard made by John Hodson I, hallmarked London 1708 are those of the families of Rowe and Humphry. These armorial bearings denote the marshalling of a marital coat showing on the dexter (the heraldic right on the left as you view the piece) the arms of the husband and on the sinister (the heraldic left on the right as you view it) the arms of the wife. They may be blazoned as follows:
(on the dexter) Or on a chief issuant therefrom three piles azure each charged with a cross crosslet fitchy a Paschal lamb supporting over the shoulder a staff of the field flowing therefrom a pennon argent charged with a cross gules between two fleur de lys also of the field (for Rowe)
(on the sinister) Argent on a cross botonny between the first and fourth quarters a talbot’s head erased gules a rose of the first barbed and seeded proper between four escallops also of the first (for Humphry)
Pendant from the arms is the insignia of an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Crest: Upon a mural crown or charged with two fleur de lys azure a Paschal lamb proper (for Rowe)
Motto: ‘Tien le droit’ [Hold the right] (for Rowe)
These armorial bearings commemorate the marriage of Arthur Francis Rowe, OBE (born 1860 died 24th July 1941) and Mary Bickersteth Humphry (born 9th July 1891 died 1979). Arthur and Mary were married in 1926. Mary was Arthur’s second wife. She was the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Paget Humphry, MVO, JP, DL, of Horham Hall, Thaxted, Essex and Clara Edith Murchison. Arthur’s first wife, Mary Calvert Williamson died in 1921.
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