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Tankard

Maker:
Michael Beri (active ca. 1627)
Date:
ca. 1627
Culture:
Hungarian, Debrecen
Medium:
Gilded silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/16 x 4 7/8 in. (18 x 12.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.110.18
Not on view
Prints were a key source for Beri in fashioning this tankard. Its form was made popular through the printed designs of Bernhard Zan. Scrollwork cartouches frame three oval reliefs filled with animals: a unicorn before an urban structure, a grazing horse in a landscape, and a recumbent lioness or panther near a well and tower. These animal scenes follow prints from a Thierbuch (or book of animals), published by Jost Amman and Hans Bocksberger in Frankfurt in 1579, that was an especially common source for metal-workers.

Literature
Judit H. Kolba. Hungarian Silver: The Nicolas M. Salgo Collection. London, 1996, p. 46, no. 24.

References
A tankard with a similar handle was sold by Dr. Fischer Kunstauktionen in Heilbronn, sale no. 181, no. 4.
Another tankard, decorated similarly with animals within oval reliefs, was sold by the same house, sale no. 18, no. 232.
Elemér Kőszeghy. Magyarországi ötvösjegyek a középkortól 1867-ig / Merkzeichen der Goldschmiede Ungarns vom Mittelalter bis 1867. Budapest, 1936, no. 574 [maker’s mark].
Important English, Continental and American Silver and Gold. Christie’s, New York, May 17, 2011, no. 126.

[Wolfram Koeppe 2015]
Marking: On the underside: the maker's mark of Michael Beri of Debrecen.
Private Collection, USA (until 1975; to Salgo) ; Nicolas M. Salgo (from 1975) ; Salgo Trust for Education (until 2010; to MMA)
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