American. <em>Tankard</em>, ca. 1715. Silver, 7 x 8 1/4 in. (17.8 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.793. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.793_view1_glass_bw.jpg)

Tankard

Artist:AmericanSimeon Soumaine

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1715

Dimensions: 7 x 8 1/4 in. (17.8 x 21 cm) Base diameter: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H26, 4G

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 20.793

Image: 20.793_view1_glass_bw.jpg,composite view

Catalogue Description:
Large cylindrical tankard is larger in diameter at the base than at the rim. There are narrow bands of molding around the base, and above it, a border of saw tooth-edged leaf motifs. There is a round cover with projecting edge serrated in the front. A silver medal is inset into the center of the cover. On one side is the bust of a duke in armor, crowned and holding a scepter and globe. At the right is the date 1632. Around him is an inscription: "LEOPOLDUS D. G. ARCHIDUX AUSTRIAE." On the other side is a blazoned a shield surmounted by a crown and encircled with the inscription: "DUZ BRUGUNDI COMES TIROLIS." There is a corkscrew thumb-piece and hinge fastened to the heavy silver handle. The initials "V K A G" are found beneath. There is a cherub's head on the handle as well as on the tip. Condition: Good

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