Stein of the Month - May 2000

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~ 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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