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Tankard

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
ca. 1735
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.266
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Representations of coopers, appropriate for figural handles of barrel-shaped tankards, are known on six surviving examples made at Du Paquier. Barrel-shaped tankards in three sizes are frequently mentioned in the list of prizes in a lottery of Du Paquier porcelain held in 1735 and are almost always referred to as Wermuth-Fass or Wermuth-Vässel (literally, “Wermuth barrel”). Wermuth was a popular type of beer or wine flavored with bitter wormwood.
Frederick Neuburg ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964)
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