Wine quart dome lid pewter tulip tankard by Richard Going II, Bristol c1715-50


Wine quart dome lid pewter tulip tankard made by Richard Going II, Bristol c1715-50, with his hallmarks to right of handle, and no visible touchmark inside the base as it has oxide/corrosion. Ownership initials M D engraved under base. The tulip shaped body with low raised fillet, and convex domed foot. The low double dome lid with a thumb piece having a heart-shaped cut-out. The hollow C-curve handle with raised pip to area behind the hinge assembly, and a hooded ball terminal. Tankards with rounded pear or tulip shaped bodies started to appear c1730 coinciding with the gradual transition of the handle with scroll thumbpieces and fishtail terminals to solid chairback thumbpieces and ball terminals of the 'hooded ball' type. In very good condition with old repairs to lid attachment only visible internally. Provenance: formerly in the collection of the late Ian Robinson. Capacity is one Wine quart (OEWS) = 34 fl oz. 7⅛” overall height, 5½” to rim, with 4⅝” diameter base. 1011g weight. This is the left hand tankard in the photo of two tankards, of which the Wigan one is also for sale. REF: P2001