1st item: Decorative bronze tankard with griffin handle, the sides divided into three panels with heraldic motifs, including the figures of Justice, Peace and Mercy, a double headed eagle and coats of arms, and the date (probably apocryphal) of 1573. The decoration is very similar to that on a Seigburg schnelle (in stoneware) pictured on p. 306 of EARLY STONEWARE STEINS FROM THE LES PAUL COLLECTION by Beatrix Adler but it is unmarked. 9-3/4"H. 2nd item: Miniature figural vessel in the shape of a man with hood, 2"H. 3rd item: Limoges porcelain tankard or mug with hand painted decoration of a monk, drinking from a stein. Marked W & G Co Limoges France on base and artist signed S.E. Blanchard, Lynn Mass. 6"H. Provenance: estate of Jack Bilyeu, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Condition: Some small holes in sides of tankard, other items excellent.
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