Description: This attractive silver plate tankard was awarded as a trophy. The inscription, engraved in an oval cartouche, remarks that it was "Won by P. Cantor, Red Lion Regatta, July 13th, 1872." The Red Lion Regatta is most likely in relation to the annual Henley Royal Regatta, the course of which finished across from the lawn of the Red Lion Inn at the time.
The tankard was made by the Sheffield firm of John Round & Son, and has a molded, stepped base, slightly tapered sides, and a simple but unique variation on a double C handle. It was made without a lid. The main body of the tankard has a lovely engine-turned wave pattern that provides great texture and visual interest. The house marks can be found on the band just below the rim, to the right of the handle.
The rim measures approximately 3.25" in diameter, the base is approximately 4" in diameter, and it stands approximately 5.25" tall. Item #DA00194.
Condition: Small section of the base is bumped; some other tiny dents and scratches commensurate with age. In good condition overall with minimal wear to plating. Displays well!