PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH AMERICAN COLLECTION
A CHARLES II SILVER TANKARD, MAKER'S MARK OS PROBABLY FOR OSMOND STRICKLAND, LONDON, 1671
with peaked flat domed cover and twin lobe thumbpiece, engraved with arms between crossed plumes
fully marked on body and cover, maker’s mark at top of handle and another maker’s mark FL with bird lower on handle
27 oz 10 dwt
height 6¾ in.
Small repaired split in front of thumbpiece, repaired rim split at one side of the cover, good color and marks.
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Bulgari, Rome, May 28, 1962, with brochure
Private Collector, Brazil
This maker’s mark OS mullet between pellets above, trefoil below has been tentatively given by David Mitchell to Osmond Strickland, free 1660 died after 1697. Mitchell lists four tankards by him between 1675 and 1688, as well as porringers and patens in Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London, pp. 426-7.
The other maker’s mark FL bird below is attributed by Charles Oman in Caroline Silver 1625-1688to Francis Leake, free 1655, date of death unknown, brother of Ralph Leake. He made thirty trencher plates and four stands for the goldsmith-banker Edward Blackwell and was a subcontractor to Sir Robert Vyner, step-nephew of Sir Thomas Vyner, op. cit. pp. 295-6.