Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010
Not on view
This elegantly proportioned, gilded tankard is a late example of its type. The maker, who was a member of a well-known dynasty of goldsmiths, applied a harmonious decoration of late Baroque strapwork surrounding three bases imitating short lengths of decorative drapery, called lambrequins, each supporting an ancient bust. A cast pinecone finial surmounts the double-domed lid like a miniature monument.
Literature Important Silver. Sale cat., Sotheby’s, New York, April 7, 1987, n.p., no. 40. Judit H. Kolba. Hungarian Silver: The Nicolas M. Salgo Collection. London, 1996, pp. 108–9, no. 86.
References Elemér Kőszeghy. Magyarországi ötvösjegyek a középkortól 1867-ig / Merkzeichen der Goldschmiede Ungarns vom Mittelalter bis 1867. Budapest, 1936, nos. 130 [town mark], 264 [maker’s mark].
[Wolfram Koeppe 2015]
Marking: On the underside: 1] the town mark of Brassó, 2] the maker's mark with the number 12.
[ sale, Sotheby's, New York , April 7, 1987, lot 40; to Salgo ] ; Nicolas M. Salgo (from 1987) ; Salgo Trust for Education (until 2010; to MMA)