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Johann Georg Eben (recorded 1702–10, master 1703, died 1710)
Livonian, Riga
Silver, parcel gilt
Overall: 9 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (23.5 × 23.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell, 1925
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscribed on the front of the tankard: Johann Grave* Elisabeth Berens 1707 and Wenn Lieb und Fried sich Küssen, wird unglück weichen müssen (When Love and Peace kiss, misfortune must give way). Johann Grave was a customs official in Riga.
Inscription: Inscribed on front: Johann Grave * Elisabeth Berens 1707; on cover: Wenn Lieb und Fried sich Küssen, wird unglück weichen müssen (trans.: When Love and Peace Kiss, unhappiness must flee away).

Marking: [1] Crossed keys within a shield (Riga city mark in use in the eighteenth century);
[2] Roman capitals I G E within a shaped reserve (cameo) (maker's mark of Johann Georg Eben).

Location of marks:
[1] Stamped on left side of handle near lip
[2] Stamped on right side of handle near lip
Prince Paul Demidoff , Florence (until 1880; sale, Palais de San Donato, March 15–May 13, 1880; no. 1276); Reverend Alfred Duane Pell (until 1925; bequeathed to MMA)
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