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TANKARD

Made by: Peter Andreas Möller

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

Around the upper part of the cup section are three medallions in repousse with classical scenes: 1. Venus riding on a shell drawn by dolphins; 2. a seated figure and another one tying Cupid to a tree with a garland of roses; 3. Minerva in a chariot drawn by a young man. Around the lower half of the cup section is a frieze of classical figures dancing and playing musical instruments, all in repousse. There is a decorative band at the bottom and one with a vine scroll at the lip. The detachable cover has a leaf and vine scroll engraved. The handle to the detachable cover and the thumb piece on the handle is in each instance the helmeted head of a man. The interior is gilt.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
TANKARD
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1829
Size:
17.8 cm (7 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.208.1-2
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK inside the cover are five hallmarks: 1. the crossed scepters and anchor for St. Petersburg; 2. [transposition]; 3. [transposition]; 4. [transposition]; 5. [transposition]. All these are repeated on the bottom of the cup section
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973