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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD
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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD

MARK OF MATTHAUS MESSNER, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1675

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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER TANKARD
MARK OF MATTHAUS MESSNER, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1675
Circular, on crimped foot chased above with a band of acanthus with applied crimped band above, the body repousse and chased with flowers and foliage, the scroll handle cast with a grotesque mask, the domed cover similarly chased with flowers and foliage, with berry finial and acanthus leaf thumbpiece, marked on body, the base and cover also struck with Moscow town marks, circa 1750, and Cyrillic inscription
9½ in. (24.1 cm.) high; 39 oz. 10 dwt. (1234 gr.)
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