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Tankard: C.2074-1928

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Annaberg pottery




Brown salt-glazed stoneware with cut and relief decoration painted in polychrome enamels; pewter mounts and cover with embossed floral decoration and the inscription: 'ANNA REGINA LVFFTNEGGERIN: MELCHIOR HINTERMAYER ANNO 1665'

Brown stoneware, with kerbschnitt (cut) and moulded relief decoration, and dark brown wash under salt-glaze, painted overglaze in blue, yellow, red and white enamel, and gilded. Pewter mounts and cover with embossed decoration and engraved inscription. The tankard is of squat cylindrical form with strap handle. The middle of the side is decorated with a band of gilded kerbschnitt decoration flanked by red, white and blue slanting lines. Above and below it are bands of foliate cresting in relief painted in all the enamel colours, with yellow horizontal bands above and below. There is a pewter mount round the foot, and rim, and a hinged mount on the handle attached to the thumbpiece and domed cover which is embossed with flowers and foliage. Around its lower edge are engraved the names and date: 'ANNA REGINA LVFFTNEGGERIN: MELCHIOR HINTERMAYER ANNO 1665'.


History note: The Right Hon. Montague Frick, Lord Swaythling (1832-1911); Christie's, 8 May 1924, Catalogue of the objects of art and porcelain, the property of the Right Hon. Montague, first Lord Swaythling deceased, being part of the Swaythling heirlooms . . . . sold by order of the Trustees, part of lot 59; bought by Mr Mallett; sold on 9 May to Dr Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambidge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.3 cm
Height: 11.4 cm
Width: 13.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Annaberg ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


17th Century, third quarter#
Production date: dated AD 1665

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, yellow, red, and white)
Surface composed of salt-glaze
Base Diameter 11 cm

Materials used in production

brown Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Round lower edge of cover
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2074-1928
Primary reference Number: 73077
Old object number: 4410
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 31 May 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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