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Tankard: C.2011-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Hilgers, Hans

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Description

White stoneware with applied moulded relief decoration. The tankard is of slightly tapering cylindrical form, and has a loop handle with a pointed tail on the lower end, to the top of which is attached a hinged pewter thumb piece with two balls on its top, and a domed cover. It has horizontal cordons at the top and bottom, and on the sides three vertical panels each moulded in relief with the royal arms of England as borne by the Tudors, with small cupids in the corners, and below, a cartouche with the date '1594' above the initials 'HH'. The area under and below the handle has slightly raised horizontal bands.

Notes

History note: Sir Anthony Nathan de Rothschild Bart, (1810-76); sold Christie, Manson & Woods, 13 June 1923, Catalogue of the choice collection of old French furniture, objects of art and tapestry formed by the late Sir Anthony de Rothschild Bt. between 1840 and 1850, removed from Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, and now sold by order of his daughters, Lady Battersea & the Hon. Mrs. Eliot Yorke, p. 26, one of two tankards in lot 115; bought for 11 guineas by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.7 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Width: 119 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Siegburg ⪼ North Rhine-Westphalia ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1594 : the date was cut with the mould for the relief decoration, the tankard could a year or two later

Note

The initials HH indicate that the tankard was made in the workshop of the Siegburg potter, Johannes Hilgers Knütgem, known as Hans Hilgers.

Components of the work

Cover composed of pewter
Base Diameter 8.1 cm
Body
Decoration

Materials used in production

white Stoneware

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1594
  • Location: Below each of the arms
  • Method of creation: Moulded with decoration
  • Text: H H
  • Location: Below the date below each of the arms
  • Method of creation: Moulded in relief
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2011-1928
Primary reference Number: 76568
Old object number: 4206
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 15 December 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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