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Lot 1Tuesday 12 Apr, 2016 - 10.00am
An important Elizabeth I silver mounted "Tiger Ware" stoneware jug (circa 1570), the neck mounts embossed and engraved with three lion masks within shaped cartouches, divided by fruit, the hinged cover with corresponding decoration and cast angel thumbpiece, the loop handle with engraved mount, engraved date "1570" and initials "I.S." and "R.B.", the foot mount with gadrooning and battlemented upper border joined by four body ribs to an engraved shoulder collar, with unidentified maker's mark to all mounts, with the motto "Ne Cede Malis" (Yield not to Misfortunes) engraved to the underside of the foot, 11ins high
Note : The uninscribed English mark is noted in : Jackson. Charles J. "English Goldsmiths and their Marks", London 1921, Page 474