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Tankard, silver, parcel-gilt and ivory. The tankard and hinged lid have a wavy outline with silver appliques. The scrolling handle with a half-length female figure. It is set with three ivory carvings. On the sleeve carved with tritons and nereids, they support a reclining figure, apparently male and possibly drowned. On the lid putti with a dolphin, a fishtailed goat and a seahorse. On the finial a putto holding a trident, riding on a dolphin.


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    Jeremias Sibenbürger (active 1611 - 1659) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Augsburg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1655
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory, silver-gilt; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    25 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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