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Tankard: EC.1-1944

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Tin glazed earthenware tankard, painted in famille verte enamels with two stag and two boar hunting scenes and the date 1533; pewter mounts and cover with ball-shaped thumbpiece.

Earthenware, tin-glazed and painted in blue, green, yellow, red, brown, grey and black enamels. Cylindrical with a strap handle of D section to the top of which is attached a hinged pewter lid with a cast ball-shaped thumbpiece. There is a pewter mount round the rim of the tankard and another round its lower edge. The sides are decorated with a central hunting trophy comprising a partly draped nude figure holding a bow and arrow, a drape with a stag's head in front of it, two hunting horns, foliage and scrolls, below which is the date '1733'. On the right there is a stag-hunting scene with a boar-hunting scene below, and on the left a boar-hunting scene with a stag-hunting scene below. At the top and bottom of the sides there is a red border of groups of three semi-circles. In the middle of the cover there is an inset medallion of a Saint or cleric seated at a desk on which rests a book and a Crucifix, also the engraved inscription 'JCM/1733'.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 26 cm
Length: 18.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Ansbach ⪼ Bavaria ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1944)


18th Century, second quarter#
Production date: dated AD 1733

Components of the work

Lid, Foot Mount composed of pewter

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.1-1944
Primary reference Number: 76865
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 1 February 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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