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Tankard (Stein)

Date:
18th century
Culture:
German, Westerwald
Medium:
Stoneware; pewter
Dimensions:
Height: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of John Stemme, 1910
Accession Number:
10.81.12
Not on view
German stoneware tankards were brought to America in large numbers on Dutch fur-trading ships. Shards of these popular vessels have been uncovered at seventeenth century sites in New York and New England.
Inscription: Engraved on lid: J T R 1777

Marking: On lid: in shield, crowned eagle displayed; 17 / 48
John Stemme (until 1910; to MMA)
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