A rare and fine Silver-Gilt Mounted Meissen Tankard
A rare and fine Silver-Gilt Mounted Meissen Tankard, beautifully painted with large sprays of Indianische Blumen, the characteristically richly decorated floral sprays in habited with luscious foliage and a parrot in flight beneath a double concentric lines in underglaze blue and above a border of alternating diaper and stylised floral panels, the applied handle with similar floral sprays.
The silver-gilt mounts engraved with quartered arms of the Stein von Altenstein family of Bavaria and Prussia, marked CD and M.
The Stein von Altensteins were created Barons of the Holy Roman Empire by Leopold I on the 11th February 1695.
Height: 7 1/2 ins. (19 cms.)
Item No. 1544