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Tankard with Charity, Hope and Temperance, after Peter Flotner

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An image of Tankard. SA, silversmith, Augsburg. Flötner, Peter, after (German, c.1485-1546). The sloping cylindrical sides are embossed and chased with an elaborate pattern of straps containing etched Arabesques and three applied cast relief medallions of Charity, Hope and Temperance. The similarly decorated stepped cover is sumounted by a figure of a young Bacchus and has a thumb-piece in the form of a double tailed mermaid. The spreading circular foot and the rim of the neck are decorated with a border of flattened beads. The D-shaped handle is engraved with a border of Arabesques and has an applied acanthus leaf at the top. Silver whole, gold surface (silver-gilt, embossed, chased and etched), height, to top of finial, 17 cm, diameter, base, 11.3 cm, weight, whole, 480 g, circa 1570-1600. Renaissance. Notes: The young Bacchus finial is almost certainly a replacement. The gilding is later. The plaques of Charity, Hope, and Temperance are after plaquettes by a follower of Peter Flötner, after rectangular plaques by Flötner.

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Tankard. SA, silversmith, Augsburg. Flötner, Peter, after (German, c.1485-1546). The sloping cylindrical sides are embossed and chased with an elaborate pattern of straps containing etched Arabesques and three applied cast relief medallions of Charity, Hope and Temperance. The similarly decorated stepped cover is sumounted by a figure of a young Bacchus and has a thumb-piece in the form of a double tailed mermaid. The spreading circular foot and the rim of the neck are decorated with a border of flattened beads. The D-shaped handle is engraved with a border of Arabesques and has an applied acanthus leaf at the top. Silver whole, gold surface (silver-gilt, embossed, chased and etched), height, to top of finial, 17 cm, diameter, base, 11.3 cm, weight, whole, 480 g, circa 1570-1600. Renaissance. Notes: The young Bacchus finial is almost certainly a replacement. The gilding is later. The plaques of Charity, Hope, and Temperance are after plaquettes by a follower of Peter Flötner, after rectangular plaques by Flötner.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.39-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 797 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 218.48kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2007:11:09 11:04:41

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16th Century Artistic Movement Bacchus Charity Date Department Dionysos Dionysus Fitz_AA German Germany Hope (Virtue) Late Renaissance Material Medium Nationalities Northern Renaissance Object Type Other Keywords People Places Renaissance Silver Temperance Virtue Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd acanthus arabesque chased cover embossed etched etching finial gilded gilding gods handled lidded male medallions mugs mythological mythology silver-gilt silverware sloping tankard thumb-piece thumbpiece young

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