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Miniature French Enamel with Silver Tankard
We would like to offer for your consideration this miniature French enamel and silver tankard which we attribute to Limoge, circa 1880. There are two hand painted figural scenes on the tankard; the one on the front depicts a seated lady with an outstretched arm offering a goblet and the one on the back depicts a seated lady sipping from a goblet. The scrolled silver handle is in a cartouche design and the silver base is inscribed in a scallop design. The top of the tankard has a ruby glass bead at the top of the silver cap and there appears to be a residual gilt wash on the silver surfaces. There are no markings, but we believe the silver to be sterling. We also believe that tankards were originally made with a hinged top. The top of this tankard is separated from the base, which we believe may be a condition issue. It is in a wonderful miniature size for a large scale doll house, doll's vignette, or miniature collection. We are showing the tankard with a doll house doll which is not available for sale at this time. The approximate measurements of the tankard are 1 3/4" tall X 1" diameter of the base.
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