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Tankard

Johann Schwarz (master 1665, died 1706/07)

Date:
1690
Culture:
German (Königsberg)
Medium:
Silver, silver gilt
Dimensions:
H. 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.41.17
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: BOGUSLAUS D[ei] G[ratia] DUX RADZIWILL (Boguslaw by the grace of God duc Radziwill).
    ANNA MARIA D[ei] G[ratia] DUCISSA RADZIWILIA (Anna Maria by the grace of God duchess Radziwill).
    LUDOVICA CAROLINA RADZIVILIA D[ei] G[ratia] BIRS[ensis] DUB[icensis] SLUC[ensis] & KOP[ylensis] DUX (sic!) (Louise Charlotte Radziwill by the grace of God duchess of Birze, Dubinka, Sluck and Kopyl).
    AET[atis] 8 AN[no] 1675 D[omini] 27 Feb[ruarius] (At the age of 8, in the year of our Lord 1675, 27 Feb.)
    PATER ME[us] ET MATER MEA DERELINQUER[unt] ME, DOM[inus] A[utem] ASSUMPSIT ME. (Ps. XXVII:X.) (My father and my mother forsake me, but the Lord took me up.)
    D[ei] G[ratia] RUDOLPH AUGUSTUS DUX BR (By the grace of God Rudolph Augustus duc of Brunswick & Lüneberg).

    Marking: [1] Greek cross crowned, Königsberg, 1684-1703; (Rosenberg, 3, 2800);
    [2] B, date letter, 1690 (Rosenberg, 3, 2855);
    [3] Monogram I S, 85 in shield. (See catalogue card) Maker's mark of Johann Schwarz, master in Königsberg, Nov. 12, 1665; d. 1706/07. (E.V. Czihak, Die Edelschmiedekunst früher Zeiten in Preussen, 1903, vol. 1, p. 54, no. 156a) (OR Dec, 1957)

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