Tankard

German (Westerwald)
dated 1694
Grenzhausen


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.321

Medium or Technique

Salt-glazed stoneware, metal (pewter)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Stoneware

Blue and gray; medallion with likenesses of King Louis XIV and his queen, Maria Theresa. Inscription around medallion; incised and stamped flower and foliage ornaments. The pewter cover bears hallmarks for 1713.

Inscription

Around the frame surrounding busts of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa of Spain: "LOUIS LE GRAND ROY DE FRANCE ET DE NAVAR ET MARIA TERESE REYN DE FRANCE"

Provenance

1895, gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1895)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales