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Tankard: MAR.M.39-1912

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Silversmith: SA
Artist: Flötner, Peter (After)

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Description

Silver-gilt; tapering sides chased and etched with straps enclosing three cast medallions of Charity, Hope and Temperance; the cover with a figure of Bacchus

Silver-gilt, embossed, chased and etched. 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.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 480 g
Weight: 15 : 9 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

Late 16th Century
Circa 1570 CE - 1600 CE

Note

The plaques of Charity, Hope, and Temperance are after plaquettes by a follower of Peter Flötner, after rectangular plaques by Flötner.

The young Bacchus finial is almost certainly a replacement. The gilding is later.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold
Base Diameter 11.3 cm Diameter 4½ in
To Top Of Finial Height 17 cm Height 6⅝ in

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a pine cone

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark
  • Text: 'A' with a smaller 'S' entwined on the left
  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.39-1912
Primary reference Number: 119306
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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