Lot 378. A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted tankard, circa 1730. Overall height: 8 1/2 in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
painted in the manner of Johann Ehrenfried Stadler, with Chinoiserie figures in a landscape vignette, the central figure standing holding a parasol flanked to one side by a seated figure, a tiger, and a winged dragon and insect overhead, the other side with a further Chinoiserie figure being attacked by a tiger while snaring a fabeltiere with another perched in bamboo above, within puce diaper bands at the rims reserving half-flowerheads, the handle painted with chrysanthemum, the mounts, German, late 19th century.
Provenance: Röbbig München, 2014.
Note: At least four other silver-mounted tankards with this type of decoration are known; one illustrated in Pietsch, 2001, pp. 34-35, was sold at Sotheby's London, July 9, 2015, lot 14; a second from The Baron Alix de Rothschild Collection, was sold at Christie's London, June 28, 1976, lot 150; a third from The Maurice de Rothschild collection (his Anon. sale), sold at Christie's, October 17 1977, lot 13; and a fourth, of similar palette to the present lot, from The Herr und Frau Dr. Marcel Nyffeler Collection, Zürich, was sold at Christie's London, June 9 1986, lot 153, and subsequently entered the Fleischauer Collection, sold at Lempertz, Cologne, June 22, 1990, lot 1824.
Sotheby's. Selected Meissen and Other Ceramics from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold, 24 Oct 2019