FOUR SILVER-GILT GERMAN 'SNAKESKIN' BEAKERS, VARIOUS MAKERS, AUGSBURG AND NUREMBERG, 1650-1700
the first, Christof Bantzer, Augsburg, 1645-50, with plain rim, 9.4cm., 3 3/4 in. high; the second, Thomas Ringler, Nuremberg, circa 1670, with plain rim, 9cm., 3 1/2in. high; the third, possibly Jakob Hollhagen, Augsburg, circa 1650, with gilt rim, 9.3cm., 3 1/2 in. high; the fourth, Johann Betz, Augsburg, 1697-99, with plain rim
8.1cm., 3¼in. high
567gr., 18oz. 5dwt. total
All with good clear marks to the undersides. Good condition overall.
"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."
Otto F. Ernst, Gold-und Silberschmiedearbeiten 15 -19. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1969, pg. 16, no's. 72 and 73