A rare and Documentary Silver-Mounted Meissen Tankard
A rare and Documentary Silver-Mounted Meissen Tankard dated 1745, painted and signed by Johann Gottfried Nitzschner with a huge spray of European flowers.
Crossed Swords Mark in underglaze blue to the underside, pressnummer 20 and painter’s monogramm JGN in puce.
The silver-gilt mounts set with a Brunswick coin of 1688 and inscribed Hinrich Tamm / Anna Tammen/ HS 1745, maker’s mark PS struck twice.
The flowers will almost certainly be copied from the engravings of Johann Wilhelm Weinmann’s Phytanthoza Iconographia, published in Regensberg in four volumes between 1737-1745.
Height: 8 ins. (21 cms.)
Item No. 1543