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March 1, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Silver Tankard

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2786BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 01, 2015 10:00AM


Silver Tankard, Jacobus Van der Spiegel, New York City, c. 1700, straight tapered sides on body with applied molded rim and base, with raised circular single-step lid with flat top, crenellated at the front, cast cocoon thumbpiece, five-segment cast hinge flanked by bands of wigglework, and a band of leaves, hollow C-curved handle with cast mask of a bearded face, the handle with engraved monograms "I*M" over "A*T," and with maker's marks "S/IV" in a trefoil, struck three times on the top of the lid, (imperfections),ht. 6 1/4 in., approx. 27 troy oz.

Note: Similar tankards by this maker are in the collections at Yale University Art Gallery, Winterthur, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Cover: subtle dents around raised portion, with reinforced repairs, wear to edges of crenellation area, a couple dimpled dents on handle, numerous but fairly unobtrusive small dents around the sides, bottom molding with numerous dents, solder reinforcement all around underside of bottom molding.

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Spiegel, New York City, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery