Tankard

Tankard

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

Description

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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