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Tankard

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-gilt

  • Museum number:

    501-1875

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 68, The Whiteley Galleries, case 9

Physical description

Tankard with curved moulding, embossed, chased and matted with unicorn, elephant and rhinoceros in oval cartouches, thumbpiece is two tailed mermaid in a tall hat. The lid has three music-making boys on balls possibly applied later), the finial missing.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

ca. 1600-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver-gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Unmarked

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 cm foot, Height: 17.9 cm, Length: 13.8 cm including handle

Object history note

Purchase - J. Bond Collection

Augsburg?

Descriptive line

Silver, Continental

Production Note

Maker unidentified

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Raising; Embossing; Chasing; Amalgam gilding

Subjects depicted

Rhinoceros (animal); Elephant; Hats; Mermaid; Unicorn

Categories

Metalwork; Drinking

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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