Tankard with pewter lid

German
Early 18th century
Signed MB, Possibly by Erfurt (German), Possibly by Meiselbach, Possibly by Dorotheenthal


Object Place: Thuringia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 10 3/8"

Accession Number

57.661

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics

Cylindrical, Chinoiserie painting in lemon yellow, light green, blue and manganese. Flat lid with reeded shoulder and stamped floral designs in edge, has scalloped edge on molded mount; large hinge, ball thumbpiece. Small pewter strap at base of handle with horizontal blue stripes. Marks dated 1704 and 1715 in lid. Signature in blue on shield of glaze on bottom.

Provenance

By 1957, H. Klewer, Berlin, Germany; 1957, sold by Klewer to the MFA for $30. (Accession Date: October 9, 1957)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund