c. 1680

Andreas Brachfeldt

(Russian, born Latvia, active 1661-1697)

Cut and seamed silver sheet, repoussé and chased ornament, cast handle and feet, partially gilded

Diameter: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.); Overall: 26.5 x 26.4 cm (10 7/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1971.266


Tankards of this form were made toward the end of the 1600s in various port cities rimming the Baltic Sea. This example is enriched with a detailed scene of Moses striking the rock, executed in Augsburg, Germany, in about 1675–78.

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