Tankard by Jacob Bodendeich

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

Details

Medium:
Silver, parcel-gilt Dimensions: Height: 20.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£13,500 ( Total: £55,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
AH Whiteley Settlement Trust

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

Provenance

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.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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