Art/ Collection/ Art Object

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:
Height: 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] pinecone (Augsburg town mark, 1698–1705);
[2] I B in oval (maker's mark, probably Johann II Beckert, born 1654, master ca. 1684, died 1704)
[ Edward Alfred Jones , until 1912; sold to MMA ]
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