Bottgersteinzeug Tankard

Object Name: 
Bottgersteinzeug Tankard

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Object Name: 
Bottgersteinzeug Tankard
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.7.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 22.4 cm, W (max): 14 cm; Base Diam: 11.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1710-1712
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Brick red stoneware. Thrown, cut, engraved; silver mounts raised, chased, punched, engraved, gilded. Tankard with straight-sided cylindrical body and stepped base; applied flat handle. Above base and below rim, rows of cut and polished roundels, bordered by engraved arches, with tassels on top and trefoils at bottom. Applied silver foot-ring, cramped, with trefoils at base. On back of handle, applied silver mount engraved with acanthus leaves and attached to hinge with spherical thumb-rest for lid. Lid is domed and chased with frieze of scrollwork, and its top has been cut out to hold tarnished silver medal with portraits of Duke Johann Georg of Sachsen-Weissenfels (r. 1697–1712) and his wife, Friederica Elisabeth. Circumscription reads: “DG·IOH.GEORG. ET FRIDERICA ELISAB·DVX ET DVC SAXICMA ET W.” Inside lid, reverse shows emblem of the couple: obelisk adorned with branches (ivy?) and monogram “JGFE.” Above, hand from out of clouds holds crown. Plinth is inscribed “VOT. PVB.,” and medal is circumscribed “VIRESCENT SEC[V]LIS INNVMERABILIBVS” (They flourish [become green] for innumerable centuries). Some chipping, which is particularly significant above handle and on edges of polished decoration below rim. Gilding has been worn away. Black tarnish of silver medal may have been intentional.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
1957
Inscription: 
DGIOHGEORG ET DRIDERICA ELISAB.DVX ET DVC SAX.I.C.M.A. ET W.
Inscription
Inscribed on obverse
VOT.PUB.
Inscription
inscribed at base on reverse
432.
Inscription
inscribed on base black ink
A v P.
Inscription
engraved at the back
VIRESCENT SECLIS INNVMERABILIBUS
Inscription
at base on reverse
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Steins and Related Drinking Vessels
Venue(s)
Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics 1996-05-23 through 1996-11-17
 
The Decorative Cutting of Glass
Venue(s)
Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics 1993-05-15 through 1993-12-01
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 292, #112; BIB# 103865