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PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST ESTATE

South German, the ivory 17th century
the gilt silver mounts by Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), late 19th century
TANKARD WITH THE ALLEGORY OF MUSIC
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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353

PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST ESTATE

South German, the ivory 17th century
the gilt silver mounts by Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), late 19th century
TANKARD WITH THE ALLEGORY OF MUSIC
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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South German, the ivory 17th century
the gilt silver mounts by Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909), late 19th century
TANKARD WITH THE ALLEGORY OF MUSIC
the lid with an ivory group of putti with attributes of the arts and sciences.
gilt silver-mounted ivory tankard
height 13 in., 33 cm.
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Catalogue Note

A German goldsmith and restorer by trade, Reinhold Vasters (1827-1909) is best known for his exceptional copies and forgeries of Renaissance jewelry and objets d'art. A drawing by Vasters  in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,  shows his design for the present piece with details of the gilt silver mounts and the present ivory sleeve (inv. no. E2720-1919). The museum's collection of Vasters' drawings of his metalwork were rediscovered in the early 1980s, identifying objects in some well-known collections that were previously thought to be 16th century. The present tankard incorporates an ivory sleeve which is indeed 17th century but mounted with Vasters' later gilt silver mounts. 

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