Original British Victorian Naval Quart Pewter Tankard from H.M.S. Caesar
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is an original 19th century pewter imperial quart-sized tankard with a Naval provenance. The tankard is perfectly standard is in good condition, with just some light denting. On the side it is marked with some proof marks above the capacity marking QUART. It is approximately 6 inches call and 5 inches across.
The side of the tankard is engraved:
H.M.S. Caesar was a 2nd Rate Man-o-War of gun guns, built in 1853 and was eventually sold off by the Royal Navy in 1870.
The next H.M.S. Caesar was a full Battleship of 14,900 tonnes launched in Portsmouth in 1896, which saw service in WW1 and was sold off in 1921.
In nice matured condition this Tankard probably served on the earlier vessel but may well have seen service on the second instead, though that is unlikely. Interestingly we had a similar PINT pot also named to HMS CAESAR some time ago rather indicating that some enterprising sailor saw an opportunity to make money once the ship went out of service.
Another great bit of Royal Naval history.
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