A George II silver tankard, by William Darker, London 1731
Lot 58
A George II silver tankard, by William Darker, London 1731,
Sold for £1,140 (US$ 1,735) inc. premium

Lot Details
Antique silver (pre 1905) A George II silver tankard,
by William Darker, London 1731
tapering form with applied moulded girdle and terminating in a domed base, the domed cover applied with a fluted scroll thumbpiece, the front later engraved with presentation inscription, "Presented by Major General Clarges to his Gamekeeper Charles Samways As a token of his esteem due to him For his faithful and zealous services during many years And more especially as a mark of admiration Of his gallant conduct on the night of the 21st November 1850 When the assistance of two sons James and Charles Ans two watchers Charles Patterson and John Rose (Five in all) He attacked and defeated a desperate gang of Sixteen Poachers Taking three of them prisoners and putting the rest to flight" height 17.7cm., weight 21oz.
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