Tankard and coverOn display
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Tankard and cover, hinged, silver, parcel-gilt, around the sides are applied figures representing the days of the week; Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercurius, Luna. The cover is embossed and chased with masks and has a siren thumb piece and a finial formed as a man holding a sword. Engraved inside the lid with a coat of arms, identified by M. Wellby as those of the Thomasis family of the Tyrol; and: ‘ANDT 1579’.
Tankard and cover
Material and technique
Dimensions16.2 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)