Tankard

Description
Oversized partial-gilt raised and repoussé chased cylindrical tankard with a flat-domed lid topped by a ball knop, a wide scored band at rim, and a domed circular foot. Pairs of leafy volutes and fruits fill domed portions of lid and foot; body adorned with scenes of two couples in a forest, both men in Roman-style military dress, separated by a servant tending two dogs. Cast convex split scroll thumbpiece attaches to three-knuckle hinge; domed ends on hinge pin. Cast triple C scroll handle. Ball knop, handle and foot are screwed on with quatrefoil washers. Gilt washed interior. Exterior edge of lid, rim band, and edge of foot are struck with two marks, a pyr or pinecone and the raised serif letters "GB" in an oval. Underside of flat bottom engraved "95 1/2 loh(?)".
Maker is Gottlieb Bauer of Augsburg, Germany.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tankard
date made
ca 1700
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
Measurements
overall: 19.2 cm x 21.8 cm x 16.3 cm; 7 9/16 in x 8 9/16 in x 6 7/16 in
overall: 7 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 8 5/8 in; 19.685 cm x 16.1925 cm x 21.9075 cm
place made
Deutschland: Bayern, Augsburg
ID Number
DL*62.0055
catalog number
62.0055
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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