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.

Date:  1600
Period:  1600-1750
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.
Categories: Silver