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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED ARMORIAL CHINOISERIE TANKARD

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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$39,273 - US$58,910
Price realised:  £33,600
ca. US$65,979
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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED ARMORIAL CHINOISERIE TANKARD
1726, THE CONTEMPORARY MOUNT WITH MAKER'S LW/P MARK, INDISTINCT TOWN MARK, GILT INTERIOR AND DATED INSCRIPTION
A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED ARMORIAL CHINOISERIE TANKARD 1726, THE CONTEMPORARY MOUNT WITH MAKER'S LW/P MARK, INDISTINCT TOWN MARK, GILT INTERIOR AND DATED INSCRIPTION Finely painted by Johann Gregor Höroldt with three Oriental figures on a terrace, one holding a torch, the other an oval Böttger -lustre plaque inscribed in gilt CarIssIMo InDVLgentI benIgno pIo - IVsto patrIpIe tatIs ergo of.. fert fILIVs M.I.G.M. , a pedestal supporting an iron-red coat of arms nearby, the initials I C. M above, within an elaborate gilt foliage scroll cartouche with Böttger -lustre panels issuing gilt and iron-red scrolls supporting platforms on each side with setaed Orientals, the top with a crouching Oriental on a drape, the reverse painted by Stadler with birds and insects in flight, between gilt Laub-und-bandelwerk borders, the handle fitted with a hinged mount, the facetted domed cover with a scroll thumbpiece, the interior gilt and chased with Eleon: Frid. Moerlinin. geb. Thomaein. 1732. (small minor chip to footrim, minute areas of wear) 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high overall

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important British and Continental Ceramics and Glass Including Meissen Porcelain from the Royal House of Saxony
Date of the auction: 18 Dec 2006
Address: Christie's
18 December 2006, London, King Street