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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 243

    A GERMAN FAYENCE PEWTER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL TANKARD (WALZENKRUG)

    MID 18TH CENTURY, NUREMBERG, THE PEWTER STAMPED

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    A GERMAN FAYENCE PEWTER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL TANKARD (WALZENKRUG)
    MID 18TH CENTURY, NUREMBERG, THE PEWTER STAMPED
    Painted in shades of blue with the Adoration of the Shepherds, within a scroll and flower cartouche, between trailing leaves, the hinged cover with a ball thumb-piece
    10 1/8 in. (25.6 cm.) high


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    For the same subject, clearly derived form the same graphic source but by a less sophisticated hand than the present tankard, see the Birnkrug in the Hans Cohn Collection, Los Angeles, illustrated by Helmut Bosch, Deutsche Fayencekrüge des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts (Mainz, 1983), pl. 66. Another Humpen is illustrated by Wolfgang Schwarze, op. cit., fig. 992.

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