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Silver tankard, by Georg Brechtel

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An image of Tankard. Brechtel, Georg, silversmith (active 1594; died 1632, Augsburg). The tall slender body with sloping cylindrical sides is embossed with a formal pattern of strapwork containing scrolls, fruit and flowers on a matted ground. It stands on a slightly domed spreading circular foot. The slightly domed cover is similarly decorated with a baluster knop. The scroll handle has a bi-furcated thumb-piece. Silver-gilt, embossed, cast finial, raised cover, height, to top of finial, 22.6 cm, diameter, base, 13 cm, weight, whole, 785 g, circa 1595-1600. Mannerist.

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Tankard. Brechtel, Georg, silversmith (active 1594; died 1632, Augsburg). The tall slender body with sloping cylindrical sides is embossed with a formal pattern of strapwork containing scrolls, fruit and flowers on a matted ground. It stands on a slightly domed spreading circular foot. The slightly domed cover is similarly decorated with a baluster knop. The scroll handle has a bi-furcated thumb-piece. Silver-gilt, embossed, cast finial, raised cover, height, to top of finial, 22.6 cm, diameter, base, 13 cm, weight, whole, 785 g, circa 1595-1600. Mannerist.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.40-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1515 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
  • Filesize: 209.73kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2007:11:30 12:51:36

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16th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPAC cylindrical drinking vessel embossed Fitz_AA floral Georg Brechtel German handle handled hinged knob lidded matted scrolling scrolls scrollwork silver silver-gilt silverware sloping strapwork tankard thumb-piece thumbpiece vessel

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