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Schnelle (Tankard)

German (Siegburg)
about 1573
Made at Siegburg Manufactory


Legacy dimension: 13 1/2" H.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Salt-glazed stoneware with pewter mount

Not On View





With applied allegorical figures in relief arranged in 3 panels each with 3 medallions joining one another along their vertical edges; each horizontal row medallions of same figure; center horizontal row medllion with figure of Justice holding sword and scales with inscription “Die Gerechtigheit” in scroll above her head; Schnelle white with colorless salt glaze; narrowing upwards; roll moldings mouth and foot; strap handle. Pewter mount; lid flat, rat-tail hinge, simple thumbpiece; 2 touch marks inside lid, one of Angel holding palm with WD on either side and Rose and Crown with WD in circlet of crown. Small chip on lip; irregular areas of glaze turned yellow


Marked Monogrammist L.W.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson