Covered Tankard with the Baptism of Christ

Object Name: 
Covered Tankard with the Baptism of Christ

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Object Name: 
Covered Tankard with the Baptism of Christ
Accession Number: 
63.3.16
Dimensions: 
H: 4 3/4"
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1600-1625
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass, with strong tan tint; blown, enameled, gilt; turned metal mounts. Tapered, straight-sided, inverted conical form; gilt band below the rim, flanked by a row of white dots (above) and rows of white and blue dots (below), with spaced blue dots on the gilt; trailed ring below, enameled white, with alternating blue and red dots; the sides decorated with scene of the Baptism of Christ, with John the Baptist standing, wearing a blue robe, at the right; on the reverse, a stylized spray of foliage; trailed foot rim; applied ribbed strap handle on the side, with pincered lower terminal; pewter hinge viced onto the top of the handle, with loosely hinged domed cover, with tuned pointed finial and molded rim; scroll thumb latch with molded head on the front; stamped "R" inside; concave base with rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Henrich, Wilhelm, Source
Category: 
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 306, #43; BIB# 18098