A LARGE GERMAN SILVER-GILT TANKARD, MAKER'S MARK ? I R, POSSIBLY DANZIG, LATE 17TH CENTURY
A LARGE GERMAN SILVER-GILT TANKARD
MAKER'S MARK ? I R, POSSIBLY DANZIG
LATE 17TH CENTURY
the body embossed with repeated rows of hearts enclosed by lobate strapwork, multi-scroll partly knuckled handle topped by a suggested grotesque mask, twin-lobe thumbpiece, and later swan finial
marked on the top of the base rim I R in small shield possibly for Johann Rode II and city mark, stamped with large number 479, the latter possibly Russian
height 10¼ in.
As noted re swan finial, small hole in cover behind thumbpiece, gilding strong, base not gilded.
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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