A DU PAQUIER HAUSMALER TANKARD CIRCA 1725-30
of cylindrical form affixed with a scrollwork handle with putto head mask thumbrest, painted with a large shaped panel of six Chinoiserie figures in stylized garden, with traces of gilding, mounted with a domed brass cover.
Overall height: 9⅛ in.
Curving two inch old crack to body beneath base of handle. The crack divides on one side and extends down at an angle for another inch. Considerable wear to gilding around rim, foot and on handle.
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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Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden, 1931
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 384, p. 724, illus.
A tankard of this form with the same handle form is in the Uměleckoprůmyslové Museum, Prague, illustrated in Meredith Chilton and Claudia Lehner-Jobst (eds.), Fired by Passion, Stuttgart, 2009, Vol. 3, p. 1260, cat. no. 170.