13 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 188
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 400
A SILVER LIDDED JUG
APC CASE NO.8335: 800 STANDARD LAO
The tankard form later converted to a pouring vessel, pale gilding to interior, later ivory insulators to scroll handle, 8¼in. (21cm.) overall, 26 oz. gross.
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When the Atocha sank in a hurricane nearly 400 years ago, hopes of recovering its extraordinary cargo of treasure seemed lost