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Post Lot Text
A LARGE GERMAN SILVER-GILT BEAKER AND COVER
LEIPZIG, CIRCA 1711, MAKER'S MARK FC
Tapering on three ball feet, the body chased with foliate scrolls, mounted with forty silver 1/3 talers of Brunswick-Luneburg- Calenberg-Hanover dated 1711 and a large medal of Friedrich Augustus on his claim to the Imperial throne also dated 1711, the cover with ten similar coins, the finial formed as a roaring lion holding a shield (sword missing), marked on base, with incuse date letter N and assay scrape
For a similarly decorated tankard by Balthasar Lauch, dated 1687, in the collection of the Grünes Gewölbe at Dresden, see C. Hernmark, The Art of the European Silversmith 1430-1830, London, 1977, p. 79, fig. 217.