Cylindrical tankard and cover; parcel-gilt; subjects in relief oxidised; round the body a series of four subjects chased in high relief, representing part of the story of Susanna; four grotesque masks in full relief on base; cover with four medallions with Cupids on dolphins; centre surmounted by dancing Cupid; plain surfaces with faint stippled ornament; inscribed.


  • Title: tankard
  • Date Created: 1628/1678
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 24.00cm (total); Height: 10.70cm (silver 'sleeve'); Width: 19.50cm; Diameter: 15.10cm (base); Weight: 1495.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; high relief; parcel-gilded; relief; stamped; pointill
  • Subject: old testament
  • Registration number: WB.129
  • Production place: Made in Augsburg
  • Producer: Made by Schwesterm
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection von Rothschild, Anselm

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