A Norwegian peg tankard
probably by Hans Jorgen Blytt of Bergen, circa 1820
Of cylindrical form on three ball feet, the lower body embossed with foliate design, the lid engraved with Venus and Cupid, initials and dates '1686' and '1797', with pierced lion and eagle thumbpiece, the handle with embossed 'peg' detail and shield terminal, the interior with two pegs, height to top of thumbpiece 13.5cm.
- Please note that the images of lots 421 and 422 in the printed catalogue are the wrong way round.
The HB conjoined has been recorded for the following;
Henrik Boldeus of Norway-mid 18th century. 'Norsk Solv, Gullsmeder Gjennom 600AR' by Sigrid Wegge Tanberg, p127 no. 864.
Hans Bruun of Copenhagen circa 1640. 'Danske Solv maerker' 1.Kobenhavn med register, by Chr A Boje p84 no. 23.