A silver-gilt mounted blue and white tankard. The porcelain: Chinese, 17th Century; The mounts: European, 17th Century. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot 233 sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s.
the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a waisted neck gently flaring at the rim, set on one side with a loop handle, the exterior brightly painted with rectangular panels enclosing birds and flowers, all divided by beribboned tassels and below a lappet band, the rim encircled by a band of floral sprays, mounted with silver-gilt cover and stand – 22.9cm., 9in.
PROVENANCE: Formerly in the collection of the Duke of Trachenberg, Prince of Hatzfeldt of the Trachenberg castle in Silesia,
Thence by descent.
THE PROPERTY OF A RHENISH PRINCELY FAMILY
Sotheby’s. Of Royal and Noble Descent, London, 24 Feb 2015, 10:30 AM