Quart dome lid Wigan pewter tulip tankard c1740-60


Quart dome lid pewter tulip tankard made by an unconfirmed Wigan pewterer. To the left of the handle his four feint hallmarks separated by a crowned X between hallmarks 2 & 3, with a very large crowned X inside the base. The hallmarks are a buckle and horse's head repeated, which were used by William Baldwin 1679-1733, and his successor. Ownership initials I H struck centrally under the base. The very heavily cast body has a single bold mid body fillet, and pedestal base. The medium depth dome lid has a well detailed rams horn style thumbpiece, and three-lug hinge. The bold C-curve handle has a decorative 'pine tree' thumbrest, and spade terminal, and a prominent upper handle extension to the body. Under the base are nice turning lines and chatter marks where the casting was turned off on the lathe. In excellent condition with medium-light grey original surface patina, and oxide shading in all the right places. Capacity is 39.8 fl oz. 8⅜” overall height, and 6½” to rim, 4⅛” mouth and 4⅝” base diameters. 1214g weight. This is the right hand tankard in the photo of two tankards, of which the Bristol one by Going is now sold. REF: P1767