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Tankard

Maker:
Probably by Johann II Beckert (1654–1704, master ca. 1684)
Date:
late 17th–early 18th century
Culture:
German, Augsburg
Medium:
Silver gilt, silver medallions
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.35.3
Not on view
Inscription: On medallions:
1. Man grabt es wegen Früchbarkeit.
2. Wann man es mit Verstand beschneidt.
3. So bringt es Künftig Nütz und Freud.
Translation:
1. One digs for the sake of fruitfulness.
2. If one prunes with judgement.
3. Thus in the future come profit and gladness.

Marking: [1] Augsburg pinecone (very like Rosenberg, 1922, vol. 1, no. 207, mark for 1698-1705);
[2] I B in oval (cf. Rosenberg, 1922, no. 664, unidentified silversmith working in last 30 years of XVII century.) (Probably maker's mark of Johann II Beckert, b. 1654, m. ca. 1684, d. 1704) (Seling no. 1799)
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