H: 16 cm; Diam: 14 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B82.0422
A Charles II silver tankard, London, 1669, maker's mark S.R. with cinquefoil below.
This superb Chinoiserie Tankard is one of the earliest recorded with this form of decoration, the surface being flat chased with sinuous trees and flowers with butterflies, and with Chinese figures. The inspiration for the design of this and similar pieces was taken from Chinese porcelain and lacquer.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir