For your consideration is this antique figural tankard based closely on an 1882 claret jug design by Victorian silversmith, Alexander Crichton. The figure is a of a mythological creature called a "Harpy". A Harpy is a half-bird, half-woman creature of Greek mythology, often portrayed as a woman with bird wings and legs. The figure here has a neo-classical woman's face and arms with the body and wings of a bird. The figure is supported by three short legs. The head has a hinged cover with a thumb-piece. Underneath the cover are what appear to be museum markings which include numbers and initials. The tankard has substantial heft and is in very good condition; it measures 8.5" long x 6.25" tall x 4.5" wide.
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