The body of this tankard is covered with a separate 'sleeve', elaborately and skilfully chased and pierced with foliage and music-making putti.
Tankard by Jacob Bodendeich, 16651670
© Ashmolean Museum
- Silver, parcel-gilt Dimensions: Height: 20.8 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £13,500 ( Total: £55,000)
- Acquired in:
- AH Whiteley Settlement Trust
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.