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A Meissen silver-gilt mounted small cylindrical tankard
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A Meissen silver-gilt mounted small cylindrical tankard

CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, THE MOUNTS CONTEMPORARY

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A Meissen silver-gilt mounted small cylindrical tankard
Circa 1745, blue crossed swords mark, the mounts contemporary
Painted with a battle scene, within a shaped cartouche gilt and outlined in black with scrolling foliage, the loop handle with moulded and gilt foliate terminal surrounded by insects and sprays of ombrierte Holzschnitt Blumen, the contemporary silver-gilt domed gadrooned cover with scroll thumbpiece, set with a Saxon coin of Augustus III, with gadrooned silver-gilt foot mount (some minor rubbing to gilt of rim, some light scratching to enamels and gilding)
6 in. (15.4 cm.) high overall
Provenance
Anon., sale Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, November 1963, lot 623.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

One side of the coin has an equestrian portrait of Augustus III within the inscription D · G · FRID · AUG · REXPOL · DUXSAX · ARCHIMARESCHALL · &ELECT, the reverse has the King's throne within the inscription IN (?) PROVINCIIS IUR · SAXON · PROVISOR ET VICARIUS · 1741·
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