Tankard

Embossed, chiselled, engraved and gilded silver
Leutschau (Slovakia), 1600
Maker's mark a vase
H : 26 cm
Poids : 726 grams

Literature:

E. Toranová, Goldschmiedekunst in der Slovakei, 1982, p. 256.

Description

This high and narrow tankard has the particularity of having a decoration that is both embossed and chiselled, while being enhanced by an extremely fine engraving.
The body is decorated with three medallions illustrating scenes from Samson's life, taken from the Old Testament, and integrated with high-quality arabesques.

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Tankard