Tankard and cover

On display

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’.


  • Title

    Tankard and cover

  • Artist/maker

    possibly Mauritz Kaltschmidt (active c. 1579) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Olomouc (place of creation)
  • Date

    1579 probably
  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16.2 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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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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