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Antique German Silver Tankard

US$26,310.44

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An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique German silver quart tankard; an addition to our range of collectable 17th century silverware This exceptional antique German silver tankard has a plain tapering cylindrical form onto a circular shaped domed foot. The surface of this antique tankard is embellished with impressive partial gilt chased scrolling decoration accented with central fruit and floral sprays in addition to undulating leaf designs, all on a matte background. The upper rim of this lady's tankard is encompassed with an applied moulded border. This rare silver tankard retains the original domed cover encircled with further chased scrolling ornamentation, reflecting that of the body and features a cast figural thumbpiece. The plain domed portion of the cover is surmounted with the original and impressive cast tiered finial. The impressive cylindrical hinge is ornamented with further matte textures. This antique German tankard is fitted with a cast silver C-shaped handle ornamented with an impressive scrolling ornamentation; the design to the handpiece is incorporated into the plain thumbpiece. The domed foot is encircled with a band of chased quatrefoil shaped motifs, flanked with bands of tooled decoration. The exterior surface of the body and cover retains the original gilding; the interior has been re-gilt. The hallmarks struck to the underside, surface and foot of this impressive antique silver tankard include: Maker's mark: David Eckrich City mark: Augsburg, Germany Control mark: 12.B (12 löthige/loth, .750 (750/1000) Assay scrape: Zickzack line (Tremolierstrich) Additional mark: NFRS (untraced) Tankards of this size are highly desireable and rare to be found in such original, exceptional condition. Condition This rare silver tankard is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in original, exceptional condition. The partial gilding has natural wear in keeping with age. The German hallmarks struck to the underside, surface of the body and cover are all very clear. Dimensions Length from back of handle to rim 13cm/5.1" Width 9.7cm/3.8" Height 13.8cm/5.4" Weight 12.6 troy ounces/392g Maker: David Eckrich Date: circa 1610 Origin: Augsburg, Germany Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of 17th century silverware.

Details

  • Creator
    David Eckrich (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.4 in. (13.72 cm)Width: 3.8 in. (9.66 cm)Depth: 5.1 in. (12.96 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Early 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1610
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A93821stDibs: LU1200217175102

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$141.11 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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