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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A NUREMBERG PEWTER-MOUNTED HAUSMALEREI CYLINDRICAL TANKARD

    CIRCA 1720-30, SIGNED WITH AN MS MONOGRAM

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    A NUREMBERG PEWTER-MOUNTED HAUSMALEREI CYLINDRICAL TANKARD
    CIRCA 1720-30, SIGNED WITH AN MS MONOGRAM
    Painted by M. Schmid with David annointed by Samuel with four figures looking on in a continuous river landscape with buildings, an obelisk and an urn before distant mountains, indistinctly titled and signed with a monogram below the lower terminal of the handle, the pewter mount with a faceted thumbpiece (restored through handle terminals, chipping and flaking to handle below mounts, chip to footrim and minor flaking)
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high overall


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    For a detailed discussion and illustrations of fayence and glass pieces attributed to the decorator M. Schmid see Helmet Bosch, Die Nürnberger Hausmaler (Munich, 1984), pp. 381-416. For another signed tankard decorated by Schmid with a Schwarzlot Biblical scene, see Helmut Bosch, Deutsche Fayencekrüge des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts Cohn and Kramarsky Collections Catalogue (Mainz am Rhein, 1983), pp. 60-61, no. 17.

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