Tankard

late 17th century (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Ruby glass, engraved, silver gilt mount
Brief Description
Tankard, ruby glass with silver-gilt mounts, engraved, South Germany (possibly Munich or Freising), 1675-1700
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.5cm
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Miss A. Lowther
Object history
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.

Bibliographic Reference
Charleston (1977, p. 204) for attribution to South Germany
Other Number
8895 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
C.891-1935

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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