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The cylindrical tankard has a simple C-shaped handle with spade-shaped terminus. In the center of the body of the tankard, opposite the handle, a bird painted in iron-red and puce sits on a rock formation painted in puce, brown, and yellow; directly behind the rock is a black-trunked tree with...

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(1) on unglazed base, in blue enamel: crossed swords (2) on underside of silver handle mount, struck: town mark for Dresden, date letter N for 1738, maker's mark PI over star for Paul Ingermann


March, 1967, 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)

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1730–35

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14.7 x 12.1 cm (5 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain