Marked by Friedrich Kettwyck (active in 1643–1670)
Object Place: Germany
Overall: 69.2 x 43.8 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm (27 1/4 x 17 1/4 x 11 x 8 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
William I. Koch Gallery (Gallery 250)
Engraved on side with armorials and crown for Christian Ludwig, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg (1622-1665). Inscribed above the armorials: "VGGCLHZBVL" [Von Gottes Gnaden Christian Ludwig Herzog zu Braunschweig und Luneberg].
Marked on neck, proper right side of spout and again on foot rim: maker's mark for Friedrich Kettwych and Hamburg guild mark (in use 1642-1658).
About 1650, Christian Ludwig (b. 1622 - d. 1665), Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg (original commission) [see note 1]; by inheritance to his brother, Ernest Augustus (b. 1629 - d. 1698), Elector of Hanover; by inheritance to his son, George Louis (b. 1660 - d. 1727), Elector of Hanover, later George I, King of Great Britain (r. 1714 - 1727); by inheritance, through the Electors of Hanover, to George III (b. 1738 - d. 1820), King of Great Britain and Elector and King of Hanover [see note 2]; by inheritance to his son, George IV (b. 1762 - d. 1830), King of Great Britain and Hanover; by inheritance to his brother, William IV (b. 1765 - d. 1837), King of Great Britain and Hanover; 1837, by inheritance to his nephew, Ernst Augustus I (b. 1837- d. 1851), King of Hanover [see note 3]; by inheritance to his son, George V (b. 1819 - d. 1878), King of Hanover; by inheritance, through the Princes of Hanover, to Ernst Augustus V (b. 1954), Prince of Hanover. 2004, private foundation, United States; 2006, given from this private foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)
 Engraved on the side with the armorials and crown for Christian Ludwig, and engraved above the armorials: "VGGCLHZBVL" (Von Gottes Gnaden Christian Ludwig Herzog zu Braunschweig und Luneberg).
 In 1816, the Elector of Hanover assumed the title of King.
 Because by Salic law a woman could not inherit the throne of Hanover, upon the succession of Queen Victoria of England in 1837, the crown passed to the oldest surviving son of George III.