1 December 2005
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT TANKARD
MARK OF ROBERT ROSKELL, ALLAN ROSKELL AND JOHN MORTIMER HUNT, LONDON, 1887
Cylindrical on spreading circular foot, engraved with an inscription, the body cast, chased and applied with the drunken Silenius astride a mule attended by satyrs, one embracing a goat, and with putti gathering grapes and restraining the mule, the handle in the form of a draped female figure emblematic of the Vintage, her left arm raised and holding a bunch of grapes, with detachable domed cover and seated putto finial, marked on foot, inside cover and on finial, the foot further stamped 'HUNT & ROSKELL LATE STORR & MORTIMER 9437'
13 in. (33 cm.) high
97 oz. (3,000 gr.)
The inscription reads: 'THE GIFT OF HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA, COWES REGATTA, 1888'
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A similar example by Paul Storr, 1827, is illustrated in The Glory of the Goldsmith, Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, London, no. 161, p. 209
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