Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tankard

Factory:
Meissen Manufactory (German, 1710–present)
Date:
ca. 1740
Culture:
German, Meissen
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain, silver parcel gilt
Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 3 7/8 in. (9.5 × 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.495
Not on view
Inscription: Coin set in center of mounted cover: Obverse: male portrait profile to right; leg: FRIDER:III.D.G.M.B.S.R.I.A-C & ELECT.; rev.: coat of arms beneath royal crown flanked by letters IC and S; leg.: BRANDENB.1693.MONETA NOVA; in reserve in base: 2 over 3 (thaler)

Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed swords (Meissen factory mark)

Incised on base near rim, partially concealed by mount: [2] 2 (?) 4
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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