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  • Place of origin:

    Munich (possibly, made)
    Freising (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ruby glass, engraved, silver gilt mount

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss A. Lowther

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 19, shelf 2

Physical description

Ruby glass tankard, engraved. Mount: The engraved silver-gilt mounts bear the town mark for Augsburg and the maker's mark D.B.

Place of Origin

Munich (possibly, made)
Freising (possibly, made)


late 17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Ruby glass, engraved, silver gilt mount


Height: 18.5 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by Aimée Constance Anne Lowther 1869 - 1935

Her will reads:
"I give and bequeath (free of duty) to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London my antique silver basin and ewer and 17th century German red glass tankard (formerly in the possession the late Col.Claude Lowther.)"
Col. Claude Lowther was her late brother Claude William Henry Lowther (born 1870), who died at his London house 43 Catherine Street, Westminster, on 17th June 1929.

Descriptive line

Tankard, ruby glass with silver-gilt mounts, engraved, South Germany (possibly Munich or Freising), 1675-1700

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Charleston (1977, p. 204) for attribution to South Germany


Glass; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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