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Tankard

Tankard

  • Place of origin:

    Augsburg, Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1718-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lang, Franz Thaddeaus (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt, engraved and chased

  • Museum number:

    238-1874

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, room 69, case 2

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This tankard is decorated in the delicate Régence style, a restrained fashion for silver wares that emerged in France in the late 17th century. Augsburg goldsmiths quickly adopted the Régence style from Parisian ornament prints and produced elegant designs of their own. This tankard, a common choice of gift in southern Germany, combines plain surfaces with delicately chased (hammered) and engraved Régence motifs: borders of strapwork (interlaced bands resembling leather straps), scrolls, fruits and lambrequins (draped cloths).

Physical description

Covered tankard with hinged lid with engraved and chased strapwork on join between body and base, below rim and on lid; cast handle and cast shaped finial on lid.

Place of Origin

Augsburg, Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1718-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Lang, Franz Thaddeaus (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt, engraved and chased

Marks and inscriptions

Underside of tankard and rim of lid, on either side of thumbpiece: maker's mark of Franz Thaddeaus Lang and town mark for Augsburg for 1718-20

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.10 cm foot, Height: 15.80 cm, Width: 16.50 cm

Object history note

Purcase - J. Webb Collection - (£40)

Inside the lid there is an colourful enamelled medal painted with a coat of arms (presumably origional) bearing the nams M: EVPHEMIA Ceberg.

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

German Domestic Silver of the Eighteenth Century, Charles Oman, Pg. 12, V&A 1965

Labels and date

Silver Gallery:
Augsburg goldsmiths quickly adopted the Régence style from Parisian ornament prints and produced elegant designs of their own. This tankard, a common choice of gift in southern Germany, is decorated with delicately chased and engraved borders of strapwork, scrolls, fruits and lambrequins (draped cloths). [26/11/2002]

Production Note

Franz Thaddeaus Lang (master 1719, assay master 1732 and 1748, died 1773)

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork

Collection code

MET

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