Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.
Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.

Georgian, George III, silver tankard. London 1778 John King. 16.5 troy ounces.

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A large Georgian, George III, silver tankard with coal mining interest. Hallmarked for London 1778 by John King. Features embossed decoration and a social history inscription relating to Southgate Colliery, which was located in Clowne, Derbyshire from 1878 to 1929.
 
In excellent order with no dents or creases. A small split under thumb piece of handle, which has been repaired (you can hear a tiny silver filing rattle inside the handle!). An old professional repair around base as is common in tankards of this age.
Approximate weight is 16 1/2 troy ounces or 515 grams.
 
Approximate dimensions are 15.5 cm height and 12 cm base diameter.