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Tankard

Tankard

  • Place of origin:

    Creussen (made)

  • Date:

    1662 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with relief decoration, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4794-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 52, shelf 7

Physical description

Tankard of dark brown stoneware with relief decoration, painted in enamel colours. On the front is a medallion depicting the Pelican in her Piety. Round the bottom is the inscription: 'CHRISTVS BESPRENGET VNS MIT SEIN BLVT, WIE DER PELICAN SEIN IVNGEN TVHT. 1662.' Nearly cylindrical with slightly spreading base and loop handle. Round the middle is a wide band of 'engine-turned' ornament, interrupted by the painted medallion. Above and below are narrow bands of rosettes and scrolls. On the handle is a lion's mask terminating in a long leaf.

Place of Origin

Creussen (made)

Date

1662 (dated)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with relief decoration, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'CHRISTVS BESPRENGET VNS MIT SEIN BLVT, WIE DER PELICAN SEIN IVNGEN TVHT. 1662'
Inscribed round the bottom

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm, Diameter: 18.1 cm

Object history note

Jermyn Street Collection.

Descriptive line

Tankard depicting the Pelican in her Piety, made in Kreussen, Germany, dated 1662, stoneware with relief decoration painted in enamels

Labels and date

Tankard depicting the Pelican in her Piety
Made in Kreussen, Germany dated 1662
Stoneware with relief decoration painted in enamels

4794-1901 Jermyn Street Collection [16/07/2008]

Materials

Stoneware; Enamel

Techniques

Relief; Painted

Subjects depicted

Pelican in her piety

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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