Hunting Tankard

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Object Name: 
Hunting Tankard
Accession Number: 
57.3.93
Dimensions: 
(a&b) H: 26.7 cm; (a) H (at rim): 23.6 cm; D (rim): 8 cm, (max. body): 14.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1500-1700
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Web Description: 
Glass beer tankards were also made with handles, like those made from stoneware.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Count Wilchek, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with many minute bubbles; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Ovoid body with wide cylindrical neck and slightly pushed up base having rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; solid ear-shaped handle applied to upper neck and shoulder; pewter top attached to upper handle, with thumb piece and spindle-like finial; enamel decoration: on the body a hunting scene, including an aqua and two white dogs pursuing a stag and a fox proceeding to the left, the fox being separated from the last dog by a tree; there are also lily-of-the-valley stalks with yellow, white and blue blossoms, grass strip at the bottom; this frieze is framed at top by a band consisting of red, green, yellow and blue rectangles, and at bottom by red, blue and yellow lines; around the neck another hunting scene, with two dogs pursuing a stag that turns his head back, a hare and a fox; this frieze includes also a tree and a single lily-of-the- valley stalk with white blossoms; the colors are similar to the main frieze; the neck frieze is framed at the bottom by a red line and at top by an applied glass thread painted spirally in red, green, blue and yellow; around the upper neck a gilded band (rubbed off) accompanied by two rows of white beads and two white U-shaped lines; white dashes on the foot ring; groups of dots on the handle; white star motif above the last dog; on the base an old catalogue number in white: "683".
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 253, #7; p. 173; BIB# 18098
Die Deutschen Renaissanceglaser auf der Burg Kreuzenstein (1926) p. 44, fig. 23, I;