Description & Technical information
This high and narrow tankard has the particularity of having a decoration that is both embossed and chiselled, while being enhanced by an extremely fine engraving.
The body is decorated with three medallions illustrating scenes from Samson's life, taken from the Old Testament, and integrated with high-quality arabesques.
Origin: Leutschau (Levoča, Slovakia)
Medium: Embossed, chiselled, engraved and gilded silver
Signature: Maker's mark a vase
Dimensions: 26 cm (10¹/₄ inches)
Literature: Eva Toranová, Goldschmiedekunst in der Slovakei, 1982, p. 256.
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