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A PARCEL-GILT SILVER TALL TANKARD, NORTH GERMAN OR BALTIC, CIRCA 1620

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER TALL TANKARD, NORTH GERMAN OR BALTIC, CIRCA 1620

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER TALL TANKARD, NORTH GERMAN OR BALTIC, CIRCA 1620

A PARCEL-GILT SILVER TALL TANKARD, NORTH GERMAN OR BALTIC, CIRCA 1620


the top of the body engraved with a huntsman and hounds chasing a unicorn and rabbit, the lower body engraved with a boar hunt and a playful monkey betrothal, one with raised baton with date 1620, others with musical instruments, applied with a mid band of cast classical Bacchic processions, the cover and base chased with winged putto heads fruit and strapwork, matching thumbpiece and scroll handle, the finial formed as Eros on a pedestal supported by three hounds, the interior of the cover with a coat of arms, wrigglework borders

apparently unmarked

24 oz 8 dwt

771 g

height 13 3/4 in.

35 cm

Eros has lost part of his arrow, slight wear to high spots; the finial while of early date may be associated because his plinth is triangular.


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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S.J. Phillips, London, 1969 as Schleswig-Holstein circa 1620, from the collection of Alphonse de Rothschild

A similar tankard by Engelbrecht II Becker, Lubeck, 1622, formerly in the Anselm von Rothschild collection, is at the British Museum WB 128.


Other similar tankards are found in Latvia and Estonia, see Carl Ehrnrooth Silver Treasures from Livonia, Estonia and Courland, for example by Christian Holst, Riga 1612-38, no. 39 p. 83 and Jacob Lange, Reval/Tallin, 1632-1657 no 44. p. 88. Unmarked examples given to Riga and Reval/ Tallin are nos. 40 and 43 pp.8 & 87.