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A German Silver-Gilt Beaker. Mark of Johann Fassnacht, Augsburg, circa 1720. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2012

Tapering cylindrical, on a circular gadrooned foot, the body flat-chased with rocaille on a matted ground, with three vacant cartouches, together with an associated cover, mark of Tobias Remshardt, Augsburg, 1724-38, marked under base, the cover marked on rim; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high; 5 oz. 10 dwt. (179 gr.). Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Christie's. Important Silver and Objects of Vertu. 19 October 2012. New York, Rockefeller Plaza