Tapered cylindrical antique silver mugs and antique silver tankards are typical of the second half of the 18th century. Click here to view more details about the magnificent Georgian silver mug displayed here.
Strictly speaking, regardless of size, silver tankards have lids and silver mugs do not.
Just like the silver mug shown, the majority are pint sized. Smaller examples are generally known as Christening Mugs, an example of which can be seen by clicking here
In the 15th century, antique silver mugs and tankards werer primarily the preserve of the rich. Pewter or even wooden mugs would be used by those not so fortunate.
By the 16th Ccentury lids were introduced to protect the contents from flies and othe unsavoury habits frequently found in the ale houses of the time!
Warners Antique Silver displays several examples of antique silver mugs and tankards for you to enjoy.