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Tankard

Tankard

  • Place of origin:

    Siegburg (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1580-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hilgers, Hans (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with applied moulded decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4784-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 52, shelf 2

Physical description

Tankard of white stoneware, with applied moulded decoration, depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son. The scenes are in Gothic arched panels with the inscriptions in cartouches below and grotesque figures and leafy scrolls above. The upper and lower portions of the tankard are decorated with mouldings.

Place of Origin

Siegburg (made)

Date

ca. 1580-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Hilgers, Hans (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with applied moulded decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'HER WNTFENG ER SEIN GELT VN SVGT HINEWICH'
Inscribed in cartouche

'HER VERSRET ER SEIN GELT MIT WNSVCHT'
Inscribed in cartouche

'HER BEKLAG ER SICH WN KVMPT SO GENA'
Inscribed in cartouche

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Diameter: 8.6 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection.

Descriptive line

Tankard depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son, probably made by Hans Hilgers, Siegburg, Germany about 1580-1600, stoneware with applied moulded decoration

Labels and date

Tankard depicting scenes from the parable of The Prodigal Son
Probably made by Hans Hilgers, Siegburg, Germany about 1580-1600
Stoneware with applied moulded decoration

4784-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [16/07/2008]

Materials

Stoneware

Techniques

Applied work

Subjects depicted

Grotesques; Leaf scrolls

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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