A large carved ivory and silver-mounted tankard depicting a bacchanalian scene. German, circa 1900

lid, handle and base with similar standard export marks and 925 DKK. height 14 1/2 in. 35.5 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD

Sotheby's. 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art. 20 Apr 09. New York www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's