Covered Tankard

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Object Name: 
Covered Tankard
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Overall H: 20 cm, W: 13.1 cm, Diam (max): 9.7 cm
On Display
about 1720-1730
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Primary Description: 
Covered Tankard. Transparent dark blue non-lead glass; blown, engraved, gilt, zwischengold medallion; pewter cover. Cylindrical shape, slightly flared at the base; elaborately engraved and gilt scrolls, leaves and a crown surrounding three inset zwischengold oval medallions: one (front) with a half-length figure of a woman portrayed on a silver ground, and two with elaborate gilt mirror monograms against red ground (one composed of the letters "MA", the other "JAV"); applied strap handle with curled end at the lower terminal; ground pontil mark; applied pewter rim, with attached hinge, a molded leaf extending down the handle, and a molded, flat, circular cover with ball thumb piece; inset medal in the top, with a man's portrait, inscribed "FRID . AUG . D . G . /DUX. SAX. ELECT ."; engraved initials "G . A . A . K" at the front.
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 283, right; BIB# 103865
Eighteenth-Century Mugs of Colored Glass with Engraved, Gilt, and Enameled Decoration (1983) illustrated, p. 162, fig. 7;