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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1650
place made
Germany: Hamburg, Hamburg
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Colonel William E. Shipp
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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