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Tankard: JL.74-1984

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Maker)


Hard-paste porcelain covered tankard for beer. Moulded, and painted in underglaze blue, red enamel, and gilt; European gilt-bronze cover. Initialled ‘B’ in a roundel, and decorated with chrysanthemum, peony and flowering plum.

Legal notes

Lent by Mr and Mrs Roger Jenyns

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1984) by Jenyns, Roger, Mr and Mrs


Edo Period (1615-1868)
18th century
Production date: circa AD 1700

School or Style


Components of the work

Cover composed of gilt bronze

Materials used in production

blue Underglaze red Enamel Gilt Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding Enamelling Gilding

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'B'
  • Location: In roundel
  • Type: Initial

Identification numbers

Accession number: JL.74-1984
Primary reference Number: 140548
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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