Tankard by Daniel Garnier

Large covered mugs for beer were a common form of plate in late 17th century Britain.


Details

Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 21.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £29,859; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Private vendor

It is rare for a Huguenot silversmith to produce a tankard, and this one is the largest and most sophisticated tankard by a Huguenot maker. The cover is stepped and domed, rising to an acorn knob, and has leaf ornament also used on the body of the tankard. The handle is vigorously chased with foliage.

Provenance

Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

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