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English Glass Tankard

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 20, 2013

English Glass Tankard

This English drinking vessel has a band of four threads below the rim, gadrooned base and single-loop handle.

H: 4 ½ inches

c.1770

Bickerton # 816, 817

17E English Tandard

17E English Tankard

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  1. Lawrence H. Conklin said, on July 21, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Dear M.&M. Allaire,
    Thank you for the posting of this beautiful glass drinking vessel. In my early years it would have been called a mug and not a tankard. Jonathan Horne, the late English dealer in delftware, once told me that the designation “tankard” was “an up-market device” to make mugs sound more romantic and more salable. I still call all such delft and pottery objects in my collection, mugs. I own a silver Charles II drinking vessel that I call a tankard because it has a lid. And that is what I believe is the distinction.
    Best regards,
    Lawrence Conklin.

    • Allaire Collection of Glass said, on July 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Tankard is the best and most widely used name for this vessel.


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