Live Auction, 21 October 2013

Sold for

ZAR 28 420
Lot 199
  • A Russian silver tankard, Assay Master Ivan Yefimovich Konstantinov, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876
  • A Russian silver tankard, Assay Master Ivan Yefimovich Konstantinov, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876
  • A Russian silver tankard, Assay Master Ivan Yefimovich Konstantinov, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876
  • A Russian silver tankard, Assay Master Ivan Yefimovich Konstantinov, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876


Lot Estimate
ZAR 25 000 - 30 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 28 420

About this Item

A Russian silver tankard, Assay Master Ivan Yefimovich Konstantinov, Ovchinnikov, Moscow, 1876


tapering cylindrical, the body engraved with vacant panels enclosed by strapwork borders, within ribbed bands, the neck with cyrillic inscription, the engraved hinged cover with crenallated rim, the handle with pierced thumbpiece and pierced foliate scroll terminal, gilt interior, 430g, 15,9cm high

Notes

The inscription to the neck of the tankard reads:

Beer is no marvel, Mead is not laudable, But they govern everything, And that is as valuable as love


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