The body of this tankard is covered with a separate 'sleeve', elaborately and skilfully chased and pierced with foliage and music-making putti.

The case thumbpiece is in the form of a grotesque mask.


Thomas Savory, by whom presented to Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex; his sale (C, 22/6/1843, lot 589); reacquired by Savory. By descent until sold (C 9/11/1994, lot 210) and purchased by vendor.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000

Opening times

Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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