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Continental Faience Polychrome Tankard
Category: Ceramics
SubType: Glass
Origin: Germany
Era: 18th Century
Height: 7 3/4 inches (19.6 cm) inches
A Continental Faience Polychrome Tankard, German.

Possibly Crailsheim.

The cylindrical tankard with indented rim is painted in polychrome colors of an ochre, green and manganese house with distinctive three sphere weathervane in a landscape with rolling hills and manganese and green trees. A pewter lid with a spherical thumb handle and with a central moulded central medallion depicting a shepherd and shepherdess with numerous sheep in a mountainous landscape. The handle is decorated in underglaze blue with stripes down the back and dots on either side.

Marks: Pewter cover has three stamped marks. Two appear to be the same. Within roundal two running foxes or wolves with three letters below M? C K and above that H? H?. The second mark also within a roundal is a tree possibly an orange tree growing from a mound

Reference: German Faience Jugs and Tankards of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Helmut Bosch, 1983, page 202 for a Berlin tankard and 188 for a Crailsheim example.

Circa 1750.

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