A mid-17th century German silver and parcel-gilt covered beaker on three ball feet by Franz Finsinger, Leipzig, third quarter of 17th century. Photo Bonhams.

The sides embossed with three oval panels each depicting a profile of a monarch in profile and engraved "IOH GEORG 1 - 111 D. SAX", with pendant fruit between, the separate pull-off cover embossed and chased with elongated oval panels of rural scenes and fruit, applied with a ball finial, height 15cm, weight 6.5oz. Estimate £3,000 - 3,500 (€3,700 - 4,400). Unsold

Bonhams. FINE SILVER AND GOLD BOXES, London, New Bond Street, 18 Jun 2014 - www.bonhams.com