Covered tankard

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Object Name: 
Covered tankard
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 18.3 cm, W: 12.4 cm, Diam: 8.8 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Opaque light blue non-lead glass; blown, enameled, gilt; cast and engraved pewter cover. Spreading, straight-sided, cylindrical form; gilt lines near the top and bottom; opaque white enamel dotted shield with foliage and flowers, enclosing the gilt inscription "Wer nicht/Liebt, Lebt/Vergebens,"; applied loop handle, curled at the lower terminal; hinged pewter cover attached to the handle, with elaborate scrolled terminal; domed molded cover with heavy vertical ribbing on the sides, a band of diamonds in a ring on top, with engraved script inscription "B. Fleischman/1827."; urn-shaped thumbpiece; slightly concave bottom with rough pontil mark.
Strauss, Jerome, Source