Hunting Tankard

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Object Name: 
Hunting Tankard
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.7.12
Dimensions: 
Overall H (max): 17.3 cm, W (max): 20.1 cm, D: 15.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1670
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Brown salt-glazed stoneware; turned, molded, enameled, gilt. Squat, cylindrical shape; tapered rim with molded rings below, the top one gilt and with bands of white dots alternating with bands of blue dots, on a gilt background; the sides with heavy rounded bands in relief at the top and bottom, with molded guilloche band enameled blue and yellow, with raised, gilt dots in the centers; gilt bands above and below the guilloche bands, which frame a wide central band, with relief-molded and enameled hunting scenes, on one side, hunting a bear, with men on foot with spears and a man on horseback brandishing a sword, and dogs attacking a black bear; a related scene on the other side; a band of gilt diamonds and red, blue, and white enamel devices above the hunting scene; a circular panel on the front, with elaborately enameled coat of arms against a bright blue background; sloping foot inscribed in white enamel "HERR PHILIPP VON SEUBOTHEN, BVRGERMEISTER ZV ROTENBVRG. ANNO. 1670."; applied loop handle with molded yellow-enameled grotesque mask with red mustache and blue-and-white striped "beard" with green mid-band; slightly domed pewter cover hinged to the handle; shell thumb-piece incised inscription ".A.M./ .V.S." on either side of a hallmark featuring two crenellated towers, and the initials "M [N ?]/K"; turned finial; applied angular pewter ring on the base rim; slightly concave base, partly glazed; square leather label printed in gold "EDWIN J./BEINECKE/COLLECTION/ 112"; faintly inscribed "602." in black ink.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
1957
Color: 
Inscription: 
HERR PHILIPP VON SEUBOTHEN, BVRGERMEISTER ZV ROTENBVRG. ANNO. 1670.
Inscription
Inscribed on foot white enamel
.A.M. / .U.S.
Inscription
Incised on handle
602
Inscription
Printed blank ink
EDWIN J. / BEINECKE / COLLECTION / 112
Label
Printed leather lable printed in gold
Kreussen Steins at Corning (1982-09) pp. 948-949, ill. p. 948;
Creussener Steinzeug (1980) illustrated, pp. 152, 288, fig. 96, ill. p. 152; BIB# 22016