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Silver tankard embossed with a marine scene, by Christian Mundt

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An image of Tankard. Christian Mundt II (German, 1612-1658). Cylindrical body of silver embossed with ornate marine scene; the cover, foot and handle of silver-gilt decorated in the auricular style. The silver cyclindrial body is heavily embossed and chased with maidens riding sea monsters, a marine deity, a fawn carrying a basket of fruit and flowers, a cherub and a baby. There is an inner body of silver-gilt and the mounts, cover and handle are also silver-gilt. The slightly domed spreading circular foot is embossed with scrolls resembling waves. The plain neck mount has two applied moulded bands. The cover is slightly domed with a plain, slightly wavy edge. The centre of the cover is embossed and chased with an auricular style pattern of scrolls. The silver-gilt auricular knop stands on a caylix of silver stiff leaves. The ornate double scroll handle is cast with a serpent's head terminal and warrior's head thumb rest. The thumb-piece is bifucated and cast in the auricular style. Three crests are engraved at the front of the neck mount: a Marquess's coronet over over a martlet on a coronet (Temple), and a bust facing to left (Brydges). Silver, parcel-gilt, embossed, chased and engraved, height, to top of finial, 25 cm, diameter, base 17.8 cm, weight, whole, 1686 g, circa 1640-1658. Auricular. Baroque.

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Tankard. Christian Mundt II (German, 1612-1658). Cylindrical body of silver embossed with ornate marine scene; the cover, foot and handle of silver-gilt decorated in the auricular style. The silver cyclindrial body is heavily embossed and chased with maidens riding sea monsters, a marine deity, a fawn carrying a basket of fruit and flowers, a cherub and a baby. There is an inner body of silver-gilt and the mounts, cover and handle are also silver-gilt. The slightly domed spreading circular foot is embossed with scrolls resembling waves. The plain neck mount has two applied moulded bands. The cover is slightly domed with a plain, slightly wavy edge. The centre of the cover is embossed and chased with an auricular style pattern of scrolls. The silver-gilt auricular knop stands on a caylix of silver stiff leaves. The ornate double scroll handle is cast with a serpent's head terminal and warrior's head thumb rest. The thumb-piece is bifucated and cast in the auricular style. Three crests are engraved at the front of the neck mount: a Marquess's coronet over over a martlet on a coronet (Temple), and a bust facing to left (Brydges). Silver, parcel-gilt, embossed, chased and engraved, height, to top of finial, 25 cm, diameter, base 17.8 cm, weight, whole, 1686 g, circa 1640-1658. Auricular. Baroque.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.60-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/29.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 831 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 772.89kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 29/1
  • Captured: 2007:12:11 11:52:06

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