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Cylindrical tankard

Decorator:
M. S. of Nuremberg, Germany
Date:
ca. 1720
Culture:
German, Nuremberg
Medium:
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware), silver-gilt mounts
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (23.5 x 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.385
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
The crowned double-headed eagle on the saddlecloth of the principal horse may indicated that the scene depicts a military action in which the German emperor participated.
Signature: On tree trunk, at bottom to left of handle: M S
George Tillmann ; Rudolph von Goldschmidt-Rothschild ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964)
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