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This is a good mid-19th century pewter half pint tankard or mug all fully stamped and with the makers name of James Yates


This tankard has a good shape with a flared skirt base, curved over top rim and a solid loop handle with a thumb rest to the top. James Yates worked in Birmingham from 1837 to 1891. In early years with or as proprietor of Yates. Birch & Spooner. Various markings are stamped around the top rim including:- James Yates, 1/2 Pint to the left of the handle, then quite a few impressed numbers and symbols going below and around the rim. The inner base also has a Crown mark with an X below it.


Overall a genuine half Pint antique pewter tankard with obvious interesting history.

  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 3.75 in (9.53 cm)Width: 4.5 in (11.43 cm)Depth: 3.13 in (7.96 cm)

  • Condition: 

    The condition reflects about 175 years of use, probably in English taverns. Various minor marks, scratches as expected. No repairs. Please see images.


    Half Pint Pewter Tankard by James Yates fully stamped, English Circa 1850

    SKU: M 343
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