Peru Sterling Silver Dragon Handle 17th C German Style Tankard Camusso 26 Oz
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Peru Sterling Silver Dragon Handle 17th C German Style Tankard Camusso 26 Oz:
RARE PERU STERLING SILVER DRAGON HANDLE TANKARD; MODELED AFTER 17TH CENTURY GERMAN BEER STEINS; 26 OUNCES; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this rare sterling silver dragon handled 17th century German inspired tankard or beer stein.
From the most important maker in Peru, Camusso.
In classic gently tapering lighthouse form.
Centre with beautful hand carved Inca or Aztec sun masks. United by swirling vine. Interrupted by classical flower filled urns. All set atop rich satin background.
Finished with unusually thick, heavy guage twisted rope, applied to centre and shoulder.
Above and below scrolling acanthus, fleur de lis and floral sprays.
The cover topped with elaborate multi level pedestal, shell and globe cap finial.
Striking reclining dragon cap streaming leaf and bead handle. The hinge set at handle centre. A uniuqe design feature. Never monogrammed.
This rare Peruvian sterling silver dragon handle German inspired tankard is 10 1/2 inches tall.
Thick, heavy guage sterling construction weighs 26 standard ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. The beautifully carved dragon handle and mask and flroal designs retain their original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. Stands perfectly firm on table or display shelf. Cover closes flush. Handle secure.
For the discerning collector of the finest hand wrought Peruvian silver. Focused upon the most rare designs. A Peruvian sterling silver 17th century German style mask and dragon handle tankard. Excellent condition, near pristine.
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