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Tazza

Maker:
Thomas Jenkins (active 1668–1708)
Date:
1682–83
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Diam. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.203
Not on view
This tazza is finely chased with figures in a Chinese landscape. This type of ornament was briefly popular in the 1680s and may have been the work of a single workshop in London that decorated wares obtained from other goldsmiths.
Inscription: lll (three parallel cuts on the flat edge of foot)

Marking: [1] Leopard's head crowned;
[2] Lion passant guardant;
[3] e in pointed shield, London date letter for 1682-83;
[4] TI, two escallop shells between, hinges together (maker's mark);

Location of marks:
[1]-[4] On flat of top surface near lower edge of the pictorial compostition;
[2] inside pedestal part of foot
[ S. J. Shrubsole ; to Irwin Untermyer, April, 2,1969 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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