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.

Date Made: 1663

Previous Owner: Pell, Alfred Duane

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Norway: Hordaland, Bergen

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.0327Catalog Number: 60.0327Accession Number: 225282

Object Name: tankard

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b0-e9dc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1456535

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