Vanguard tankard, 19oz (Superior grade)

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The Vanguard is a very desirable tankard, and one of our most popular. It’s very solid and the (roughly) 14oz of pewter that goes into this tankard gives it a great amount of strength.

The bowl is heavy, and looks it. The decoration is understated, but once this tankard catches the eye it holds it with the movement of light across it’s highly reflective surface (as the video below shows!).

The handle is a design that has stood the test of time - we don't know quite how old the mold used to make it is, but it's been passed down from pewterer to pewterer in the industry, and records show it's at least 300 years old.  That's old.

There’s little more to say about this tankard. It’s a perfect mug for a man who appreciates real craftsmanship, both in his cup and in it’s contents.


Lead-free pewter


Superior (Wentworth tankards are graded ‘Standard’, ‘Medium’, ‘Superior’, and ‘X-range’)

Diameter at rim




Diameter at base





19 US fluid oz

NOTE: These are handmade items, so all measurements are approximate.


15 Reviews

  • 4
    Very nice tankard

    Posted by Beverly B. on May 20th 2019

    This purchase is a gift. The monogram was done well. The tankard is smooth and beautiful on the exterior. It would be a five star rating but the interior, bottom seal around the sides is messy. Unappealing because the pewter seal looks rough and dirty. Very nice company to work with.

    Crafted Cup response: Hi Beverly, I am so sorry that you were not delighted with your cup! I do understand your concern and will try to be more diligent about this in future, but I can confirm that the brown marks around the bottom seal are not harmful. They are a residue from the mixture of pumice dust (like in some toothpastes) and cooking (vegetable) oil that is used in the final buffing process. It will wash out with a little dish detergent and hot water. But as I write, I apologize for it anyway, and thank you for taking the time to feed back!

  • 5
    Great Company Great Product

    Posted by Marie on May 20th 2019

    The Tankard is stunning, beautifully crafted and engraving is perfect. This company is so easy and professional to work with , Gareth was so helpful in helping us decide on the style of engraving, sending us pictures of different ones. Would highly recommend Crafted Cup Company for all your special cup needs. It came to USA from UK in record quick time too !
    Thank you Gareth .

  • 5
    Excellent tankard

    Posted by Natasha A. on Oct 10th 2018

    You can't go wrong when drinking from a vessel that is beautiful, brings out the best in a beer and will last a couple lifetimes requiring only basic care. Extremely satisfied.

  • 5
    Elegant, beautiful, and accurate.

    Posted by David T. on Jun 3rd 2018

    This is an elegant style (very old handle form), beautiful craftsmanship, and the engraving was exactly as we specified. We purchased two of these as retirement gifts from the military and could not be more pleased!

  • 5
    Happy 10th Anniversary!

    Posted by Stephanie R. on Apr 15th 2018

    I purchased this for my husband for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. He LOVES it! Thank you!

  • 5
    Bought two

    Posted by Lorri G. on Dec 27th 2017

    Bought two tankards as a gift for my husband. Very impressed with the craftsmanship. Would definitely order again.

  • 4
    A few nicks on a good cup

    Posted by James F on Oct 29th 2017

    I have three scratches one on the base and two on the handle. Otherwise I like the initials and the tankard was on point.

    Crafted Cup response: Sorry about that James, I apologize. I'll reach out and see if there's anything we can do.

  • 5
    Beautifully crafted and delivered swiftly

    Posted by Donald H on Oct 25th 2017

    This tankard was a gift for a treasured member of our group, so we wanted it to be just right. Gareth was very helpful in answering questions so we could ensure the engraving matched our expectations. The tankard arrived, engraved just as we wished, within one week. The cost was very reasonable, for a tankard of this quality — and the delight it gave to our treasured friend was priceless.

  • 5
    Good tankard.

    Posted by Robert A on Jul 3rd 2017

    It's a nice drinking cup. I like it. Good work

  • 1

    Posted by rob h on Jun 26th 2017

    The engraving that I wanted is all wrong. And are these cups even pewter?

    Crafted Cup response: Rob, I am extremely sorry if we have made a mistake with the engraving, and have emailed you to get more details and to arrange a replacement.
    However I can confirm 100% that our tankards are made from a high grade of pewter. I'm not sure what might have made you think they are not? Please do let me know what you were expecting to be different because I would really like to understand!

  • 5

    Posted by christopher on Jun 26th 2017


  • 5
    Absolutely awesome!!

    Posted by Kristin on May 17th 2017

    This company has gone out of its way to make our gift perfect! The tankard is absolutely awesome! The craftsmanship is beautiful and every inch to detail has been taken! Gareth has gone out of his way and we will definitely be doing business with him again!! The customer service has been better then any company I have ever dealt with! Thank you again Gareth for making the perfect present for my son!