Nathanael Preßding I, son of Danzigers Johannes Preßding, became a citizen of Gdansk (Danzig) in 1656 and a master goldsmith two years later. He died in 1670. His son, also Nathanael, also became a master goldsmith and was appointed Meistergerechtigheit (Assay Master) in 1686.
Usual minor dents and scratches. Light wear to gilding. Legible marks under the base. The neck engraved IIII, the cover rim III, the ring handle III. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."