King's Shilling Heavy Gauge Pewter Tankard - 1 Pint +

$94.00
+ $35.49 Shipping

King's Shilling Heavy Gauge Pewter Tankard - 1 Pint +

By English Pewter Company

Price: $94.00
$94.00 + $35.49 Shipping

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Description

This beautiful heavy weight one pint pewter tankard is one of the most iconic and historically significant tankards of the English Pewter Company range, telling as it does the story of how Naval press gangs used to trick drinkers to enlist using glass bottomed tankards. The straight sided, heavy gauge tankard is complete with text that reads; & 39;The King& 39;s Shilling, England& 39;s navy while being the life line for the small island nation were always short of trained sailors. To get more men to join the navy the press gangs were sent out to recruit men between the ages of 18 and 55 some would be knocked unconscious, threatened with a sword, pistol or musket, or plied with ale. Others would find a shilling at the bottom of their tankard of ale and since they were in possession for the king& 39;s shilling, they were in the navy. This led to landlords using glass bottom tankards.& 39; The tankard is completed with its own glass bottom, complete with enclosed Shilling and a gorgeous Worcester rope style handle to give it a historic and striking overall look, as well as having the added interest of the story which it tells. Supplied in an elegant cream and black silk lined presentation box complete with our iconic Beefeater logo.

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Specification

Brand English Pewter Company
Category Beer Glasses
Contents Presentation Boxed
Display Untarnishable
Variety High Quality Pewter
Fruugo ID 21799239-47538989
EAN 5060400649549
Retailer VRN GB154626995