GROUP OF SEVEN STERLING SILVER TANKARDS WITH LIDS AND SAUCERS, Egypt and Turkey, 20th century
5.50 x 3.13 in
Tankards have long been a traditional drinking vessel. Cylindrical in form with a wide rim, each of this group of seven is delicately adorned with incised decoration of foliate patterns through the rise. The detachable, concave lids continue the incised pattern and terminate with molded finials of flowers, doves and a deer. Molded handles with c-scroll decorations and bird form thumb rests complete the aesthetic.