27 June 2005
A MEISSEN PEWTER-MOUNTED CYLINDRICAL TANKARD
CIRCA 1725, INCISED X, INTERIOR OF COVER STAMPED, THE MOUNTS 18TH CENTURY
Probably painted by J.E. Stadler, with a lady and an attendant with parasol between flowering shrubs and terracing below a bird and insects, within a shaped quatrefoil underglaze-blue and gilt line cartouche between diaper-pattern bands reserved with panels of demi-flowerheads issuing flowering branches from the lower band, among a bird and insects, the handle with further flowering shrubs, the pewter hinged cover with a ball thumbpiece (cracked from rim with associated losses, star-crack to base)
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
Acquired from Herr Horowitz (?) on 17th January 1928, according to the paper note (inscribed in ink) sold with the lot.
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