Tankard

Description
Repoussé chased, raised cylindrical peg tankard with a flat-top dome lid, applied molded rim, and a cast crouching-lion-and-ball figure for the thumb piece and three feet. Overall floral decoration is interrupted by script engraving on lid "Thomas / Thomassen / Elisabeth / NilsDaatter / anno 1716". Five-knuckle hinge with cast grotesque mask; hollow, D-section, S-curve handle has a stamped line of beads on face and a flat curvilinear shield terminal. Five ball pegs inside. Underside of rounded bottom struck once "TS" in raised serif letters in a notched oval or quatrefoil surround below centerpoint.
Maker is Thore Sorenson (Sørensen, Sörensen; 1794-1732) of Aalborg, Denmark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tankard
date made
1716
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 7/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 6 in; 17.4625 cm x 18.415 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Danmark: Nordjylland, Ålborg
ID Number
DL*61.1062
catalog number
61.1062
accession number
233749
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial, Inc.
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