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A George IV Silver-gilt-mounted Ivory Tankard, the ivory probably 17th century, the mounts by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I, London, 1820
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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243
A George IV Silver-gilt-mounted Ivory Tankard, the ivory probably 17th century, the mounts by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I, London, 1820
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Celebration of the English Country House

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A George IV Silver-gilt-mounted Ivory Tankard, the ivory probably 17th century, the mounts by Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I, London, 1820
the cylindrical ivory body carved with a Bacchic revel, raised on a silver-gilt openwork base cast with scrolls and flowering foliage, the stepped domed cover chased with flowers and a vacant rococo cartouche against a matted ground, acanthus thumbpiece, the bifurcated branch handle centered by vine tendrils
fully marked
height 7in.
17.7cm
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Catalogue Note

This tankard is a particularly early example of the late Georgian taste for antiquarian plate and "kunstkammer" objects.  Ivory-sleeved pieces, in antique or modern mounts, were a favorite of William Beckford, and many were included in the 1822 sale from Fonthill Abbey.  Similar pieces appeared at the Wanstead House sale the same year, with the Prince Regent among the purchasers.  That this tankard pre-dates these sales suggests it was made for an early adopter of antiquarian taste.

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York