A Meissen Hausmaler tankard, circa 1720-25, with German silver-gilt mounts, Johann Erhard Heuglin II, Augsburg, circa 1724-28

A Meissen Hausmaler tankard, circa 1720-25, with German silver-gilt mounts, Johann Erhard Heuglin II, Augsburg, circa 1724-28

A Meissen Hausmaler tankard, circa 1720-25, with German silver-gilt mounts, Johann Erhard Heuglin II, Augsburg, circa 1724-28

A Meissen Hausmaler tankard, circa 1720-25, with German silver-gilt mounts, Johann Erhard Heuglin II, Augsburg, circa 1724-28Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP (20,921 - 27,894 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

decorated in gilding in the Seuter workshop, Augsburg, with a vignette of five chinoiserie figures supported on a bracket, flanked on either side by a smaller vignette of figures, with scrollwork borders at the rims and a dentil border to the interior, the mount with chased régence ornament on matting interrupted by medallions, reserving a central quatrefoil cartouche of a figure representing Asia before a camel, 15.2cm., 6 in. high

NoteThe silversmith Johann Erhard Heuglin II became a master in 1717.

Sotheby's. A Tale of Two Cities: Venice and Dresden Two Private Collections, Londres, 09 juin 2015, 10:30 AM