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Peg tankard: M.56-1961

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Enevoldsen, Neils (Silversmith)


Silver; slightly fluted cylindrical sides standing on four bear-shaped feet, the low cover engraved with armorials and with a bear-shaped thumb-poiece

Silver, embossed and engraved. The slightly fluted cylindrical sides stand on four cast bear-shaped feet with leaf capitals. The low cover is engraved with a coat-of-arms within a border of flowers, and has a bear-shaped thumb-piece The hollow D-shaped handle terminates in a small scroll. The interior is fitted with eight pegs.


History note: Family of M.I. Bjornson; uncertain before testator, Louis C.G. Clarke, MA, LL.D., Cambridge

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Weight: 1364 g
Weight: 43:17 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Copenhagen ⪼ Denmark

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Mid 17th century
Production date: AD/CE 1648

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Base: Diameter 14.7 cm Diameter 6¾ in
To Top Of Finial: Height 22.2 cm Height 8¾ in
Body: Decoration: Feet: Handle:

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: M.I.B. K.N.D. 1654
  • Location: On the top of the cover
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Inscription

Inscription present: 'NE' conjoined in an oval cartouche

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark

Inscription present: 3 crosses on towers over the date 1648

  • Location: On the underside of the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Town mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.56-1961
Primary reference Number: 159947
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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