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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tankard

about 1754 to 1768 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cylindrical; loop handle. Painted with a man and woman with a running hare in a landscape, inscribed below: Laufs wild bräth immer hin nach dem frag ich nicht vill: ich hab schon was mich freüd: und was ich haben will. Pewter foot, and inscribed lid.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration and pewter mounts
Brief Description
Tankard of earthenware covered with a tin glaze, painted in blue and mounted in pewter. German, Friedberg, about 1754 to 1768. The pewter lid dated 1778.
Physical Description
Cylindrical; loop handle. Painted with a man and woman with a running hare in a landscape, inscribed below: Laufs wild bräth immer hin nach dem frag ich nicht vill: ich hab schon was mich freüd: und was ich haben will. Pewter foot, and inscribed lid.
Dimensions
  • Taken from register diameter: 4in
  • Taken from register height: 7 1/4in
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Laufs wild bräth immer hin nach dem frag ich nicht vill: ich hab schon was mich freüd: und was ich haben will. (Painted on tnakard)
  • 'CB' under a crown (in blue)
  • 1778 / 3 [within a heart] / K TS [in monogram] with doves on each side of the heart, all between two branches of bay (inscribed on pewter lid)
Gallery Label
Tankard with pewter lid Made in Friedberg, Germany about 1775 Mark: 'CB' (for Chur-Bayern) under a crown, in blue Inscription: I don't ask for the running hare, anyway I already have what makes me happy and what I want to have! Tin-glazed earthenware C.232-1934 Pewter lid dated 1778.(16/07/2008)
Credit line
Bought with the assistance of the Lane Memorial Fund
Object history
Originally thought to date to about 1775.

Bought from Cecil N. Spero, London.
Production
Pewter lid dated 1778.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Strauss, K., 'Seltene...', Keramos, Dec. 1974
  • Adelheid Roline-Unger and Hela Schandelmaier, 250 Jahre Friedberger Fayencen (1754-1768), Schloss Friedberg, 2004-5
Collection
Accession Number
C.232-1934

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record createdJuly 16, 2008
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