AN IVORY TANKARD, GERMAN, CIRCA 1880 elaborately carved with a wild boar hunting scene and a nymph rejecting a satyr, the handle carved in the form of a nymph emerging from branches, the finial as a young boy with his hound
A Fine German or Austrian Carved Ivory Tankard - The body finely carved in high relief to depict children in various scenes drinking wine, having a carved dog, urn, beef and fish on a platter on draped tables, having a jeweled inset silver top and base with a gold wash, additional carved children in the round as handle, with beast form thumb rest and jeweled inset flora formed finial, unmarked, probably German or Austrian, measures 7.75"H, circa 19th century.
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED, CARVED IVORY TANKARD** MARK OF THOMAS SMILY, LONDON, 1863 Shaped cylindrical on four feet modeled as masks, the ivory body carved in high relief with a Bacchanalian scene, the domed cover decorated with a foliate band and surmounted by a putto with cymbals, the ivory handle carved as a putto eating grapes, with a modeled mask thumbpiece, fully marked, except for one nut under base and four small nuts under cover 13 in. (33 cm.) high
A LARGE AND IMPRESSIVE CONTINENTAL CARVED IVORY BATTLE SCENE COVERED TANKARD, 19TH CENTURY. Well carved in the round and in good relief with a Roman battle scene depicting mounted horseman, archers and footmen below a domed egg and dart rimmed cover surmounted with a figural carved horseman with thumbpiece carved as a zoomorphic fish figure above a carved ivory handle with rearing horseman raised on a conforming base with helmets and arms supported by four scroll bracketed lions' head feet.