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German Faience (Tin-glazed Earthenware) Pewter-mounted Tankard, 
Probably Thuringia.

German Faience (Tin-glazed Earthenware) Pewter-mounted Tankard,

Probably Thuringia,

Circa 1750


A tin-glazed earthenware tankard with polychrome decoration and pewter cover.  The tankard depicts a Turkish horseman with a saber held high over his head with trees and rockwork to either side painted in unusual colours.

The inside of the pewter cover with stamped touchmark of a hand-held pair of scales below initials CM.  On top of the cover are the initials JAS over 1798.

Dimensions: 7 inches high (with cover 9 1/2 inches) x 4 inches x 6 1/2 inches.


Catherine Sawinski, the Assistant Curator of Earlier European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum, illustrated a similarly decorated and coloured tankard in the museum collection (Reference #M1937.26).  (https://milwaukeeartmuseum.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/thuringia_r_m1937_26_001.jpg) described as probably Thuringia.

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