Tankard

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Object Name: 
Tankard
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
60.3.56
Dimensions: 
H (w/cover): 18.4 cm; D (rim): 17.1 cm, (foot): 10.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1701-1800
Credit Line: 
Gift of Wilhelm Henrich
Primary Description: 
Translucent milkglass; free-blown, with multicolored enamel. Cylindrical body with spreading base and conical underside having rough pontil mark, solid ear-shaped handle applied to upper and lower body; pewter top with thumb piece attached to upper handle, on the inside three marks: first mark has an anchor, the initials "??174"; the second mark seems to be identical to the first; the third mark is an eagle and the date "1721"; pewter ring around lower body; the multicolored enamel decoration, predominantly in shades of red and pink as well as light green and dark blue, consists of a medallion showing a shepherd and his flock, a dog, a tree and a landscape; the medallion is surrounded by the bust of another shepherd at top flanked by two birds; around the central and lower part two ear-shaped motifs enclosing festoons and a checkerboard, below clusters of leaves and flowers; to the right and left of this medallion, between medallion and handle are two large bunches of leaves and flowers in full bloom; on top an ornamental band of blossoms accompanied by blue dashes alternating with lined red zig-zag pattern and geometrized leaves.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source