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16th century tankard sells for princely sum

21 June 2001Written by ATG Reporter

UK: EARLY German drinking vessels captured all the attention and big money in Christie’s June 13 sale of silver.

The highlight was this 16th century silver gilt and enamelled tankard probably made in Dresden or Nuremberg c.1530-50 and struck with an unrecorded (probably an ownership) mark of the arms of Saxony. Offered for sale from a European princely family, it more than quintupled expectations selling to S.J. Phillips for £525,000.

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