Lot 3017

A monumental German vermeil tankard, circa 1900

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


Gilt silver, an illegible hallmark on the hinge of the thumb piece. Broad base, the conically tapering body with lavish decoration in relief. A square field on the front with a multi-figured battle scene before a mediaeval city wall, surmounted by the head of Minerva and winged angels. Half-length portraits of warriors with crested helmets in laurel wreaths crowned with grotesques around the sides, flanked by wild men, bunches of fruit and ribbons. Another cartouche below the handle with a coat of arms featuring two crossed rakes. The domed lid with lavish fruit and ribbon décor, a fully sculptured putto as the finial and a mermaid with a thumb hook as the lever, another mermaid on the handle. Slightly damaged in places, signs of age. Height 36 cm. Weight approximately 2.2 kg.

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The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.