Tankard

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Object Name: 
Tankard
Accession Number: 
58.3.159
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12 cm, Diam (base): 9.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1710-1730
Primary Description: 
Translucent opalescent milk glass, bluish in reflected light and ambertinted in transmitted light. Blown, engraved, cold-painted, silvered, gilded. Tankard: straight-sided cylindrical body, slightly flared at base, with slightly domed bottom and rough pontil mark. Applied hollow earshaped handle, lower end of which is folded upward. On body, engraved decoration highlighted in gold and silver, with green and red-yellow lacquers: gilded mirror monogram “JSB,” with olive wreath and fivepointed open coronet, enclosed in silver strapwork frame that is flanked by two flowerpots and surrounded by golden tendrils and symmetrical flower and leaf sprays. Handle cracked at lower joint; part missing. Colored decoration is partly worn away; silvering is tarnished. Concentric scratches inside beaker (at rim and about 1.5 cm below) indicate former presence of lid, which is now lost.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bayerlein, Hans, Source
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, pp. 282-283, #108; BIB# 103865
Eighteenth-Century Mugs of Colored Glass with Engraved, Gilt, and Enameled Decoration (1983) illustrated, p. 160, fig. 1;
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 151-152, fig. 273; BIB# 18098