Cylindrical on a spreading lobed base, rising to a band of chased arabesque-form cartouches inscribed with the names of past winners, the body chased with a hunting scene depicting classical figures pursuing stags, boars and hares, the thumbpiece formed as a rampant lion with shield, the finial formed as St. George slaying the dragon, underside with German presentation inscription, marked on footrim
1812 in. (47 cm.) high
66 oz. 10 dwt. (2,068 gr.)
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The tankard presented as a trophy for a military horse race. The Germanic presentation inscription reads Whoever reaches the distant fall after circumnavigating all the cliffs, this prize shall belong to him, Until another can be seen. The Rhenish Train Battalion No 8, as a challenge prize from Engels, Schmahl, Giesler, Pastor and Schmittmam.

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