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Tankard

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The cylindrical tankard with an ear-shaped handle is painted with a continuous scene depicting the departure of two mounted hunters, one assisted by a companion on foot, the other leading a hound. The three men wear puce coats, and their horses are painted in manganese purple; the hound is...

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Marks

(1) on side of tankard, at right of scene, in brown: factory mark B.K. (2) on side of tankard, at left of scene, in brown: Grebner 1731 (3) on pewter lid, engraved: K HR 1782

Provenance

October 1964, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German (Bayreuth), 1731

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

24.8 x 16.3 cm (9 3/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.605

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration and pewter mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware