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An electrogilt copper electrotype tankard , Elkington, Mason & Co. of Birmingham, circa 1860

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,800 GBP

An electrogilt copper electrotype tankard , Elkington, Mason & Co. of Birmingham, circa 1860

An electrogilt copper electrotype tankard , Elkington, Mason & Co. of Birmingham, circa 1860

Estimate:

1,200 - 1,800 GBP

An electrogilt copper electrotype tankard

Elkington, Mason & Co. of Birmingham

circa 1860


after a 17th century ivory tankard with silver mounts, representing the drunken Silenius, scroll handle and baby Bacchus finial, the underside inscribed 'From the original ivory in the possession of Henry Bedford Esqr, executed by Elkington Mason & Co.' 

29cm., 11in. high

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A silver-gilt mounted ivory tankard carved with the same version of the Silenius story and with  the same mounts, but a different finial,  is in the Victoria & Albert museum accession number 880-1882, from the bequest of John Jones made in 1882.

https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O164186/bacchic-figures-and-silenus-tankard-unknown/