A German parcel-gilt silver tankard cover and foot, Hans Fens, Augsburg, probably 1610-12 and later

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Lot 719. A German parcel-gilt silver tankard cover and foot, Hans Fens, Augsburg, probably 1610-12 and later. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

cover fitted with a contemporary enamel disc in the manner of David Altenstetter, angel finial supporting enamel marriage coats of arms, further coat of arms engraved on the rim, caryatid handle and domed foot, the body later decorated or replaced, marked on body and cover; 20cm., 8in. high; 674gr., 21oz.12dwt.

NoteThe enamelled coat of arms are possibly for von Ried(t)heim, who in 1590 were granted baroncy of Angelberg.

Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 Nov 2017