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Large Italian Silver Covered Tankard with Bacchic Revelry Frieze

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Directory: Hidden: Viewable: Pre 1970: Item # 1320033

Please refer to our stock # BO331 when inquiring.

Large Italian 800 silver covered tankard. Straight sides, spread, foot, hinged dome cover with cast figural finial, and scroll handle with leaf cap and scallop-shell thumb rest. Low-relief frieze of Bacchic revelry with frolicking and dancing putti – and they're naked. Hallmark (1944-68) includes maker's mark MI445 for Ferdinando Meloncelli in Milan. Deep patina and fine definition.

Dimensions: H 9 1/8 x W 7 x D 5 1/8 in. Weight: 20 troy ounces. BO331