Lot 518 , A large late 18th century Norwegian silver peg tankard, 56.5 oz.
A large late 18th century Norwegian silver peg tankard, of cylindrical form, embossed in relief with figures and birds amid foliage and engraved with dated inscription 'ELS AES 1795', the cover with lion and ball finial and engraved with seated monarch with Norwegian inscription, on three melon shaped feet, maker 'HB 1795', Bergen, overall height 28.2cm, 56.5 oz.
Heavily tarnished. Possibly something missing from within the crown on top of the lion finial. One of the crown 'petals' is bent. There is an unusual starfish shaped blemish on the base which has a faint outline and is within a faint outlined circle?? Marks on base clear but with some mild rubbing. Overall condition is otherwise good.
Dimensions are correct.
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Sold for £6,000