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A Continental Parcel-Gilt Silver Tankard, probably Hungarian, circa 1660-80. Photo Sotheby's

the cylindrical barrel embossed with full-blown flowers, two eagles and a heron, forked scroll thumbpiece, the cover chased with grotesque faces and running flowers; apparently unmarked, engraved on rim of cover with inventory number N30; height 8 1/4 in. - 21cm; 26oz 10dwt - 824g. Estimate 6,000-8,000 USD  - Lot 65 Sold: 8,125 USD

Sotheby's. Fine English and European Decorative Arts. New York, 06 Oct 2011 www.sothebys.com