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.

Date Made: ca 1700

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Bavaria, Augsburg

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Credit Line: Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.62.0055Catalog Number: 62.0055Accession Number: 226997

Object Name: tankard

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (gilt wash material)Measurements: 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-0207-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300955

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