A late 17th Century German silver-gilt tankard, by Lukas Neusser, Augsburg circa 1630, and bearing e
Lot 52
A late 17th Century German silver-gilt tankard, by Lukas Neusser, Augsburg circa 1630, and bearing early 19th Century Austro-Hungarian control marks for Brünn,
Sold for £11,472 (US$ 19,017) inc. premium
Auction Details
A late 17th Century German silver-gilt tankard, by Lukas Neusser, Augsburg circa 1630, and bearing e
Lot Details
A late 17th Century German silver-gilt tankard,
by Lukas Neusser, Augsburg circa 1630, and bearing early 19th Century Austro-Hungarian control marks for Brünn,
of tapering cylindrical form with bifurcated scroll handle and thumbpiece, cover with a later Roman soldier finial, armed with spear and shield upon a pedestal flanked by three scrolls, the cover and body chased with irregular scrollwork around pendent fruit on a snakeskin ground, plain skirted foot, the front with engraved armorial on oval shield flanked by the initials "A H", the interior of the cover finely enamelled at a later date with an ecclesiastical armorial boss (the enamel basically good, a few hairline cracks and a small chip to border), 27cm. high, 25.5oz.

Footnotes

  • The arms inside cover for Johann VIII Hugo Freiherr von Orsbeck, Archbishop of Trier, born 1634, appointed 13 July 1676, died 6th January, 1711. The Archbishop of Trier was Archchancellor of the Holy Roman Empire.
    He Also held a parallel appointment as Bishop of Speyer.

Saleroom notices

  • Should read early 17th Century
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