NORWEGIAN, CIRCA 1800
Tankard with Engraved Flowers and a Lion
birchwood, with silver band and silver bracket feet
27.5 by 26cm., 10⅞ by 10¼in.
17.7cm., 7in. diameter
Overall the condition of the tankard is very good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The handle is carved separately and is slightly loose, but stable; it is held in place by two wood pins, there is glue residue visible around these pins. The silver mount to the top of the lid is also slightly loose but stable. There are two plugs to the wood handle. There is minor stable splitting to the wood in areas, consistent with the material, There is some very minor evidence of past worming to the wood. A varnish appears to have been applied to the surface.
"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."
Inventory, 1949, 'A ditto [peg tankard], larger, with silver mounts' in the Inner Hall