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Tankard

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The cylindrical tankard has an ear-shaped handle and a tall, recessed mouth rim over which the silver-gilt cover his. A shield-shaped panel outlined in gold, opposite the handle, fills almost the entire height of the tankard; it is further elaborated with areas of Böttger luster within gold...

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Marks

on silver-gilt cover, struck: year mark A ofr 1726, city mark for Dresden, unidentified maker's mark TOS (?)

Provenance

1931, Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (b. 1899 - d. 1987), Berlin; March 23–25, 1931, Goldschmidt-Rothschild sale, Ball-Graupe, Berlin, lot 598. By 1980, Rita and Frits Markus, Chatham, MA and New York; 1980, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1981)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1723–24

Dimensions

Overall: 19.4 x 15.1 x 10.2 cm (7 5/8 x 5 15/16 x 4 in.) Other (at base): 10.9cm (4 5/16in.) Other (Without cover): 16.4cm (6 7/16in.)

Accession Number

1980.615

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated in underglaze blue, luster, colored enamels, and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain