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Tankard; porcelain; silver-gilt mounts; cylindrical; Japanese style design painted in underglaze blue with flowering plants and pomegranate fruit in rockery; bird and flying insect; band of blue lines below and above gilded border and rim of diaper pattern and scrolls; flowering plant on back of handle; silver-gilt cover with shaped sides decorated with panels of diaper and animal; rococo shaped panel on top with device of deer under tree; scrolled thumbpiece; marks on cover; silver-gilt footrim.
- Production date
Height: 18.30 centimetres (to top of thumb-piece)
Width: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
A cylindrical tankard mounted with a silver-gilt cover and base. It is painted in underglaze blue after the Japanese style with round the sides, a bird perched on a branch, a butterfly and flowering plants growing by rocks; on the handle is a flowering branch. Bands of gilt trelliswork encircle the rim and (formerly) also the foot.
The domed cover of Augsburg silver, once gilt, has a shell thumb-piece and is chased with a seated deer under a tree set in a Baroque cartouche, and in three smaller cartouches with a running hound, a squirrel and a hawk, all within a fluted border.
The gilding may have been added to the piece at Augsburg before the silver mount was attached there.
- Not on display
- Gilding slightly rubbed.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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