[NUMBER 402] 402 HANAP OF CARVED AMBER, MOUNTED IN SILVER-GILT SOUTH GERMAN, 16TH CENTURY Though restored, this tankard represents an example of a craft which survived in few instances the wear of time. Cylindrical in shape, it is carved in bas-relief with eagles perched upon volutes, fruit festoons, animais of the chase in reserves, and other favourite orna-ments of the Renaissance. The mounts are of guilloche and ajouré gadroon pattern; the cover is crested with a silver-gilt statuette of a warrior holding a sword; the handle of the pied-de-biche type with lions’ claw terminations, faced by human caryatids and crested by a cartouche of translucent amber between two plaques of crystal. A museum specimen. Height, 101/2 inches From the Spitzer legacies. [Ses ILLUSTRATION] 161