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Tankard

circa 1710

Pewter Tankard, quart tankard with cylindrical body raised on a spreading stepped foot rim, Domed cover surmounted by a scrolled thumbpiece.

Appears to be from Shelley collection noted as being by Christopher Baldwin.

Pewter was an important industry to Wigan in the 16th – 18th Century. Thumbpiece bears the touch mark for Christopher Baldwin of Wigan.

This is a double domed tankard, the pattern of the scrolled thumbpiece (on the lid) was used by several other Wigan pewterers.