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.

13 Reviews

  • 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!

  • 5
    Great tankard !

    Posted by Walter M. on May 10th 2017

    I'm very pleased ,the engraving is beautiful and the workmanship on the Vanguard model is superb !

  • 5
    jsut one word: Beautiful!

    Posted by Frank P. on Mar 13th 2017

    i was searching for a good looking tankard with good quality for years but nothing was quit right. so when i stumbled over this shop, i was exited to see so many nice models and good prices as well. gareth understands his craft so i really needed one of his cups. great quality in service and products, good prices and fast delivery. this wont be my last piece, and i will buy it nowhere else but here.