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A silver tankard with an ornate pattern on each side. The design is typical of late Victorian Sheffield silverware. The words; 'JUNE 12th, 1884' are framed by a four wooden logs impressed upon the metal. Sprouting from each of the corners where the logs intersect are stylised leaves. A duplicate pattern opposite frames the initials 'JJS'. The handle also has a similar leaf pattern to it.

The tankard was presented to John James on his 40th birthday by the staff of his growing chain of shops. Although the mug has no maker's mark on it, it was most likely made in sheffield and brought in London by JJ's friends. It was handed down to his son, Mr John, amongst whose possessions it was kept until November 1980