Lot 330. A German silver-gilt tankard, Jakob Thurnover, Augsburg, 1590-95; 13.6cm., 5 1/4in. high, 409gr., 13 oz. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.

Finely chased with a continuous early morning stag hunt in three ovals, interrupted by male and female masks with exaggerated foreheads on a matt ground with fruit and strapwork, repeated at the hinged cover, lion finial, underside with contemporary initials MHP and IMTH.

Note: Dr. Seling includes a single record for this goldsmith. Two vases from High Altar of the state chapel of Maximilian I of Bavaria. The altar is made by a number of Augsburg goldsmiths and is remarkable for the quality of its chasing. See: Helmut Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868, Munich 1980, vol II, nos. 248-231

Sotheby's. Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu, London, 22 May 2019