Lot 175
  • 175

An Elizabeth I silver-gilt tankard, maker's mark a slipped rose, London, 1578

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • marked on base, traces of marks on cover
  • silver
  • height 6 3/4 in.
  • 17.2 cm
tapered cylindrical, applied with two midbands, base rim chased with strapwork and swags of flowers and fruit, the sides engraved with panels of strapwork and the front with arms, hinged cover chased to match, scroll handle engraved with scrolls, cast angel with cornucopia thumbpiece

Provenance

Bernadette and William M.B. Berger, Denver, Colorado

Condition

gilding rubbed at high spots and to body, handle with some dents, a small split to base rim, otherwise good
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.
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Catalogue Note

The arms are possibly those of Everard or Roberts.

Compare with a silver-gilt tankard London, 1587 in the David Little Collection, Timothy Schroder, English Silver Before the Civil War, no. 10, pp. 130-31.