• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD

    MARK OF JOHAN DIEDRICH SCHOOF, SOEST, CIRCA 1730

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    A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD
    MARK OF JOHAN DIEDRICH SCHOOF, SOEST, CIRCA 1730
    Cylindrical and on shaped spreading base, the hinged cover with scroll thumbpiece, with scroll handle, the foot, body and cover all set with coins, the base set with a taler depicting Anton Ulric Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, marked at rim, the rim, cover and foot further marked with later Austrian import marks
    6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high
    29 oz. (904 gr.)


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    A virtually identical tankard by the same maker is illustrated in W. Scheffler, Goldschmiede Rheinland Westfalens, Berlin, 1973, pl. XXXI, fig. 80.

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    Provenance

    Possibly Lempertz, Cologne; November 1965, lot 484.