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Galerie Antony Embden, Paris.
Post Lot Text
A SILVER-GILT TANKARD
PROBABLY GERMAN, MID-16TH CENTURY, UNMARKED
Tapering cylindrical on collet foot with floret border, the body cast in sections with grotesques and three scrolling cartouches centred with engraved male and female profile busts and foliage, the handle with caryatid, the cover cast and chased with tritons fighting a sea snake and the centre applied with a portrait bust of Jan Pan Jaroslaw Wranowski von Waldeck, dated 1535, the thumbpiece formed as an infant Bacchus, later engraved underneath with III