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

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.




Exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff

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