A highly important early silver tankard, Nuremberg circa 1660

Item number: 60140

An early, museum quality silver tankard,
Nuremberg circa 1660 by Hans Frühinsfeld

Foot rim, body and lid decorated with chased and engraved floral and shell decoration. The body showing reserves with very fine engraved flowers including columbines, tulips and gentians. The lid decorated with a central knob in the shape of a pine and a thumb piece on the back in the shape of two griffin heads to open the lid. The handle is decorated with a cherub whose head forms the thumb rest. The interior fully gilded, the exterior in parts.
Masterfully crafted, museum-quality tankard from the early Baroque period in desirable overall condition.

approx. 13.5 cm / 5.31″ diameter (base), 15.6 cm / 6.14″ total height; 766.2 g / 24.63 oz

Hans Frühinsfeld entered his maker´s mark in 1644 and died in 1674.