MastroNet December 2005
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A feast for the eyes, this 5-3/4"-tall tankard boasts an elaborate transfer montage of timeless patriotic symbolism: Washington and Lady Liberty bringing freedom to America; a map of the Eastern seaboard; and the embodiments of Wisdom and Justice inspiring Benjamin Franklin to write with his quill, "America Independence 4 July 1776." The delicate transfer, rare in tankard form, was designed by "F. Morris and Shelton." It is wonderfully rendered and pleasingly dark, offering exceptional contrast against the off-white backdrop. There is no imprint on the underside of the tankard, and its width is 5-3/4" from the handle to the far edge. While close inspection reveals a miniscule chip at top center of the interior chamber and modest wear along the lip and the handle, the liverpool tankard displays as Near Mint in appearance.
Beautiful Late 18th Century Pictorial George Washington Liverpool Tankard
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