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Ivory sleeve for a tankard, very well carved with gods and nymphs partying and making music. On one side is a quarted shield of arms, with an inescutcheon beneath three helms, two crests and the double headed imperial eagle. The arms are identified by M. Wellby as those of the Counts of Auersperg of Austria. Beneath the stool are the initials 'ML'.
Material and technique
Dimensions18.5 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)