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.
16th century tankard sells for princely sum
UK: EARLY German drinking vessels captured all the attention and big money in Christie’s June 13 sale of silver.