GEORGE III STYLE STERLING SILVER TANKARD MUG PERHAPS BY JAMES WAKELY AND FRANK WHEELER
12 troy ounces; hallmarked for London circa 1907-8 (Lion, Leopard, M)
Item # 102DLH18P
With a fine classical profile, this George III style tankard is a striking functional and decorative object. Free of any monogramming or surface alteration, it is sleek and visually interesting with an austere overall form. The maker's hallmark is somewhat rubbed, but appears to be the London hallmark of silversmiths James Wakely and Frank Wheeler of the late 19th and early 20th century. It was executed circa 1907-1908 and remains in very fine overall condition.
Measurements: 4 9/16" H x 4 1/2" diameter (base)
Scuffs to inside of mug, one spot of greater abrasions inside mug (this can be mechanically polished out upon request). Surface has been hand-polished only, not mechanically buffed. Hallmarks a bit worn. Trace oxidization in crevices. Minor surface scuffs and very tiny dents.