Tankard

Description
Partial-gilt raised and repoussé chased cylindrical tankard with double-dome lid on an applied, tall, circular flared foot with astragal band. Large flowers cover lower dome of lid and entire body. Cast acanthus-leaf-and-scroll thumbpiece attaches to three-knuckle hinge; rosettes on both ends of hinge pin. Cast triple C scroll handle. Underside of flat bottom struck with two marks, three towers with gate in an oval and a leafy or serrated-edge fleur-de-lis motif in a curvilinear shield, flanking the centerpoint.
City mark appears to be that of Hamburg. Maker's mark not identified.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tankard
date made
ca 1650
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
Measurements
overall: 15.7 cm x 17.1 cm; 6 3/16 in x 6 3/4 in
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 15.875 cm x 12.3825 cm x 17.145 cm
place made
Deutschland: Hamburg, Hamburg
ID Number
DL*62.0056
catalog number
62.0056
accession number
226997
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 Colonel William E. Shipp
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