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English Glass Tankard

Posted in Uncategorized 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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