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Pewter-Mounted Tankard Tankard

This is a tankard. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory and Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and painted by J. G. Horoldt. It is dated 1725–1735 and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, pewter. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by R. Thornton Wilson. It is credited Gift of R. Thornton Wilson.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 20 × 13 × 10.5 cm (7 7/8 × 5 1/8 × 4 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "14", impressed underglaze (very faint) [3] "981", written in pencil

It is signed


It is inscribed

Top of pewter lid: [1] "ASF 1766", incised

Cite this object as

Pewter-Mounted Tankard Tankard; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany), Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Painted by J. G. Horoldt (German); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, pewter; H x W x D: 20 × 13 × 10.5 cm (7 7/8 × 5 1/8 × 4 1/8 in.); Gift of R. Thornton Wilson; 1958-137-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Foreign Exchange.

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