Description & Technical information

The quality of this great tankard is remarkably expressed by a circular engraved decoration covering its entire surface. Three oval medallions depicting characters in a landscape are surrounded by auriculaire ornaments, particularly popular during the first half of the century and close to the models of Lucas Kilian (1579-1637), Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621-1674) or Johannes Lutma (1584-1669).
This type of high tankard, qualified as Hansekanne in  German, is mainly found, as this term indicates, in the production of Hanseatic cities.

Date:  circa 1650
Period:  17th century
Dimensions: 24 x 16 cm (9¹/₂ x 6¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Alliance coat of arms not identified on the cover.

Literature: Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen, Band II, n° 3201, p. 27.