Compare the form of the present tankard (particularly the handle) with the tankard originally in the collection of Baron James de Rothschild, which was sold at Christie's London on 4 June 2013, lot 456.
Overall, the condition of the bronze is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The handle has been cast separately and joints are visible. A plug is visible on one side of the lid hinge. An ornament at the top of the lid has been lost. There is some minor scratching to the surface and wear to the gilding. There are some scattered dirt deposits to the gilding. There is a small lacuna to the base of the handle and some further smaller lacunae to the bronze due to the casting process. "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."