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Silver, parcel-gilt and wood

Origin: Newcastle

Date: 1769-1770

18.2 cm height; 778 g weight

Marks/Maker: Newcastle, sterling standard, 1769-70, maker's mark of John Langlands

Bequeathed by Mrs Monica Barnett, 2001; WA2001.145

T. Schroder (2009), no. 51

The two most successful Newcastle goldsmiths of the eighteenth century were Isaac Cookson and his apprentice, John Langlands. This tankard is typical of the distinctive form favoured in Newcastle. Made at a time when the tankard was becoming gradually less popular in London, its somewhat elongated and tapered form is typical of those from Langlands' and Cookson's workshops.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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