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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Meissen Böttger Polished Stoneware Silver-Gilt mounted false-bottomed tankard"
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The cylindrical body holds a smaller inner cup to reduce the amount of liquid held. This inner cup would have been fired separately and held inside the tankard by the gilt metal rim.
The original hinged cover inset with a Saxon thaler dated 1711, depicting the King on horseback, coat of arms below, the reverse inscribed ‘FRID:AUG REX ELECTOR & VICARIUS POSTMORT:IOSE:IMPERAT:MDCCXI’
16.4 cm high including thumbpiece
E & H Manners
66C Kensington Church Street