Stein of the
Month - May 2000
~ A Norwegian Birch Peg Tankard
The wonderful carved tankard shown to the right
was auctioned by Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, England, in October 1994. The
catalog description was as follows:
270. A Norwegian birch peg tankard, the hinged cover carved a bird alighted on a
shrub, scrolling foliage surround, feather border, the cable decorated scroll
handle with hinged florets, the cylindrical body with relief carved scrolling
foliage and a vacant crowned cartouche flanked by crown standing lions, scale
carved base moulding on twist fluted ball feet, 7in., c.1700. [Estimated selling
range] £8,000-10,000 [approximately $12,800-$16,000 in 1994]."
Unfortunately, the actual selling price is unknown to this reporter.
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