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Tankard

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The cylindrical tankard has an ear-shaped handle with a spade-shaped lower terminal. It is decorated with a large, mirror-shaped panel framed by a gilt band and gilt decoration including scrollwork, clusters of fruit, and baskets of flowers. Scrolling gilt bands enclose areas of Böttger...

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Marks

(1) on side of tankard, on pedestal in cartouche, in puce enamel: K (2) on silver cover, struck: year mark W for 1746, city mark for Dresden (12/crossed swords/D in shaped shield) (3) on silver cover, struck: maker's mark GHE (?) in shaped shield (4) inside silver cover, struck twice: duty mark for Prussia after 1809 (a crowned eagle)

Provenance

1960, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, 1725–26

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 19.7 x 15.2cm (7 3/4 x 6in.) Other (at base): 10.5cm (4 1/8in.) Other (Without cover): 18.8cm (7 3/8in.)

Accession Number

1983.608

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain