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Auction: Centuries of Style
was auctioned on: 4 June 2013
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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL TANKARD

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Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
ca. US$1,857 - US$2,786
Price realised:  £1,500
ca. US$2,322
Lot number 19, Views: 63

A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL TANKARD
PROBABLY CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, RED ENAMEL K.H.C. KÖNIGLICHE HOF CONDITOREI INVENTORY MARK, PRESSNUMMER 83
A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL TANKARD PROBABLY CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, RED ENAMEL K.H.C. KÖNIGLICHE HOF CONDITOREI INVENTORY MARK, PRESSNUMMER 83 The scroll handle with a foliate scroll-moulded terminal, painted with a continuous scene of a parade of Oriental figures, led by a boy playing a pipe followed by a man riding on the back of an exotic beast laden with goods and other figures including a blackamoor with carrying a bow and arrows, a child holding his sash aloft, on a shaded green and brown terrace with a fruiting palm tree and birds in flight above, the spirally-moulded cover with a foliate thumbpiece and inset with an equestrian coin inscribed D.G.FRID.AUG.REX POL.DUX SAX ARCHIMARESCHALL.& ELECT on one side and IN PROVINCIIS IUR.SAXON.PROVISOR.ET VICARIUS.1741. on the reverse (five small chips and extended firing crack to footrim) 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high overall

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Centuries of Style
Date of the auction: 4 Jun 2013
Address: Christie's
4 June 2013, London, King Street