John Scott, Earl of Eldon, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain A Continental commemorative silver tankard, with beaded handle, scroll thumbpiece and gadrooned borders, with foliate decoration raised on spreading foot, town mark and maker’s mark to underside of the base, not identified, cover detached, 5.375 inches high, 14 oz.
The cover inset with a portrait medallion of Lord Eldon, inscribed, John, Earl of Eldon, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain 1827. C Voight F. , the reverse, with a list of his various appointments. The underside of the base bears the following inscription “Ld Eldon & Chf Baron Richards were counsel for the Vaughans in a Chancery Suit concluded 1788.”
Lord Eldon and the Chief Baron had acted from time to time as legal advisors to the Vaughans whose appreciation was commemorated in 1827 in an ornate German Silver Tankard commissioned by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan of Nannau, the 2nd Baronet. “Hugh J. Owen. Chief Baron Richards of The Exchequer”; reprinted from the Journal of the Merioneth Historical Record Society, Volume IV, Part I, 1961.
Scan and Information Courtesy of Tamlyns.