Tankard and cover

On display

Tankard and cover, silver-gilt, the handle formed as a siren, the thumbpiece as a woman riding an animal, the finial as a horsemen. The surface flat chased with meandering ornament. Set into the base is a convex container. Gilt inside, but not beneath the base. Engraved within the lid with two shields of arms with the initials: ‘GFVDG’ and ‘CFVDG’, identified by M. Wellby as Von des Goltz of Prussia and Nellenberg of Swabia. Engraved around the edge of the inside of the cover: ‘M. TOBIAS.BEZALIIL.IUSTINA.BEZELIILAN.AN.1613’.


  • Title

    Tankard and cover

  • Associated place

    Prussia (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1590 or c. 1613
  • Material and technique


  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    17 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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