Object Place: Meissen, Europe, Germany
19.9 cm (7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain, underglaze blue, overglaze enamels, gilding, silver-gilt mounts
Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)
Cylindrical with polychrome enamel decoration in Chinese style. Gilt metal mounts.
For painters, tankards are an ideal shape, since their surfaces are flat and continuous. The painting here is in the style developed at Meissen under J.G. Horoldt, who became the factory’s manager in 1719. Horoldt expanded the range of enamel colors available to painters and promoted a distinctive style of Chinoiserie decoration. This tankard shows men enjoying tricks performed by dogs, a monkey, and a fox.
The letter B in black ink?
Agnes Salm-Salm (b. 1844 - d. 1912), Karlsruhe, Germany. By 1911, Dudley Leavitt Pickman (b. 1850 - d. 1938), Boston [see note]; 1934, gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 6, 1934)
NOTE: First lent to the MFA on May 19, 1911.
Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman