A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE SILVER-MOUNTED TANKARD CIRCA 1735-40
painted in underglaze-blue with a bird perched on a branch of a large flowering plant between diaper and lines borders at the rim and foot, the handle painted with a trailing stem and flanked by further flowering branches, crossed swords and dot mark and painter' numeral 22. in underglaze-blue, the contemporary mounts probably Dresden, city mark unclear, date letter incuse N for 1738 if Dresden, maker's mark A? in outlined oval.
Height: 6¾ in.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Michele Beiny, New York, 1997
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 166, p. 410, illus.