A Meissen Hausmaler silver-mounted tankard, circa 1730. Photo: Bonhams.

Decorated in Augsburg in gilding, probably in the Seuter workshop, with gilt chinoiserie figures and birds, alternating with moulded sprays of flowers embellished in coloured enamels, between gilt borders edged with foliate scrollwork, the contemporary Dresden silver cover with foliate thumbpiece, with maker's and town marks, 14cm high (minor rubbing to gilding). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300)

Provenance: Anon. Sale, Christie's New York, 23 May 2002, lot 245

Bonhams. FINE EUROPEAN CERAMICS. London, New Bond Street, 18 Jun 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/