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Collection Alfred Pringsheim (1880-1941), Munich.
Collection Louis de Vilmorin (1902-1969), Paris.
Post Lot Text
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT TANKARD
MAKER'S MARK OF HANS II MENT, AUGSBURG, 1564-1586
On spreading foot with stylized ovolo band above, the body finely repoussé and chased with three scenes from the Old Testament depicting David and Goliath, Daniel in the lion's den, and Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers, divided by caryatids, the scroll handle with finely modelled caryatid, the raised cover with central enamelled coat-of-arms flanked by the initials E and F in a green enamelled wreath, the border with lions' head and fruit trophies set in cartouches, the thumbpiece formed as a female bust, marked on reverse, assay scrape and inventory number 41/241 beneath