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A George III silver tankard, the slightly tapered form with reeded banding, personal inscription and pierced thumb-piece opening to a silver-gilt interior. Hallmarked London 1802, the maker's mark possibly HN. Maximum height measuring 7 1/4 inches (18.5 cm), weight 26.6 ozt (829 grams).Canterbury, As a Testimonial of Respect, call'd forth by a faithful discharge of his duty as Billet Master; during eleven years of unexampled difficulty and in consideration of his upright and constant attention to their convenience the occupiers of licenced houses in the city & its vicinity''Presented this Piece of Plate to Mr. John Browne the 10th Day of December: 1818'
In good overall condition. The lot displays general scratches, marks wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. The hallmarks are clear and legible. Maker's mark distorted.