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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED TANKARD

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
ca. US$3,033 - US$5,055
Price realised:  £2,000
ca. US$4,044
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A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED TANKARD
THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1735, THE SILVER 18TH CENTURY, MARK OF IIK, PROBABLY SCANDINAVIAN
A MEISSEN SILVER-MOUNTED TANKARD THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1735, THE SILVER 18TH CENTURY, MARK OF IIK, PROBABLY SCANDINAVIAN Painted in the manner of Johann Gottfried Klinger with a bouquet of flowers tied with a red ribbon among ombrierte Insektenmalerei , below a brown-line rim, the strap handle with forget-me-nots and a moulded acanthus leaf terminal, the hinged cover gadrooned and reserved with rococo scroll cartouches, inset with a portrait medallion of Catherine II of Russia, dated 1755 to the underside, below the tooled initials and date Fa.J.S·A.A.D·1778 , the thumbpiece formed as a crowned lion and ball (some minor flaking to enamels on handle, faint surface glaze crack to interior base) 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2007
Address: Christie's
11 December 2007, London, King Street