Tankard with three claw-and-ball feet above which are cast acanthus motifs with a bird in the center - Norwegian Metalworking
  • Date 1752
  • Place of Origin Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
  • Creator PLH

This heavy bodied silver tankard has three claw-and-ball feet above which are cast acanthus motifs with a bird in the center. There is also an acanthus and tulip wreath engraved on the front of the tankard. A finely tooled crowned lion sits atop the handle and lid. The lid has a finely fluted edge and engraved acanthus and long-necked bird decoration.

The interior of the tankard has five pegs in a vertical row. These pegs, known as pegl,  indicate how much ale each person was entitled to drink as the tankard was passed around the table. Each pegl is equivalent to about a quarter of a liter.

Inscription: S J ;S M K D; 1752

Marks: An unidentifed mark of PLH

  • Materials Silver
  • Dimensions height: 7.875 in; width: 7 in; depth: 5.5 in
  • Identifier / Source Lc0531 - Gift of Ole Bahle

Subjects:

Silver, Tankard
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