6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 13,750
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
A PAIR OF IMPORTANT GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TEA-CANNISTERS
MARK OF JOHANN BETZ, AUGSBURG, 1695-1699
Each of square section with canted corners and on four stud feet, the detachable domed cover with drop ring handle, the sides and covers each applied with detachable silver scrolling foliage panels, each marked underneath and on cover
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
35 oz. (1,075 gr.) (2)
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An identical cannister is illustrated in H. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsberg Goldschmiede 1529-1868, Munich, 1980, vol. II, pl. 544.
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