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Tankard, tin-glazed earthenware, cylindrical, handle with long terminal, the partly-glazed base with wire marks; painted in blue with a full-length portrait of Charles XII of Sweden bareheaded between a seated dog and a tree holding a baton and an inscribed scroll, wearing a sword and short boots with spurs below two poorly painted blue lines near the rim, the handle painted with a herring-bone pattern; pierced hole in top for metal mount, the foot mounted in pewter.
- 1700 (circa)
- Made in: Sweden (?)
- Diameter: 13.8 centimetres
- Width: 17.5 centimetres (max)
- Height: 19.9 centimetres
Inscription Positionpainted around the portrait
Inscription ContentCarolus XII Kőnig in Schweden
Inscription Commentpainted in blue
Small paper label inscribed in black '32', probably a collector's number
Several hairline cracks; outer surface crazed in parts; loss of glaze to rim and handle near the hole.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN11108
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