Tankard

Description
Oversized, raised cylindrical peg tankard with a flat-top dome lid, flared rim, and a cast crouching-lion-and-ball figure for the thumb piece and three feet. Lid is engraved "H•R•P•S - G•J•D" above two armorial devices or coats of arms and the date "1663", all framed by large blooms filling the perimeter. Wrigglework engraved tulips, daffodils, and petaled flowers encircle the body; script initials on front "A.A.S.D. / G.O.D.N." added later. Five-knuckle hinge with engraved rounded drop; hollow, D-section, S-curve handle with flat pinwheel-shape terminal. Four ball pegs inside. Underside of rounded bottom has centerpoint and incised compass design and is struck once "I•R" in raised serif letters near center with weight "W=80 Lod" and "241" engraved at left.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tankard
date made
1663
previous owner
Pell, Alfred Duane
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 7 in; 20.6375 cm x 20.955 cm x 17.78 cm
place made
Norge: Hordaland, Bergen
ID Number
DL*60.0327
catalog number
60.0327
accession number
225282
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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