A rare Bohemian enamelled tankard with pewter mount, painted with the Crucifixion, late 16th century
Lot 17
A rare Bohemian enamelled tankard with pewter mount, painted with the Crucifixion, late 16th century
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 5,533) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Bohemian enamelled tankard with pewter mount, painted with the Crucifixion, late 16th century
The tapering cylindrical form of greenish-tint with applied footring, painted below a trailed band with the Crucifixion, Christ nailed to the Tree of Life or vine with bunches of grapes, flanked by the Virgin and St. John, the reverse with stylised leaf scrolls, the rim with a band of white dotted rosettes between blue and white dot borders with traces of gilding, an applied loop handle fitted with pewter cover and globular thumbpiece, kick-in base, 27cm high, (the coloured trail lacking)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 30 June 1980, lot 213
    With Heide Hübner, Würzburg

    For comparable examples see Brigitte Klesse & Axel von Saldern, 500 Jahre Glaskunst, nos. 266 and 287, possibly by the same hand. A similar flask, dated 1574 is in Stuttgart - see Clementine Schack, Glaskunst (1973), p.214; another with the Risen Christ in the Ernesto Wolf Collection, is illustrated by Brigitte Klesse and Hans Mayr, European Glass 1500-1800 (1987), no.41, dated 1572; an undated example with the Crucifixion can be found in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Prague, see Walter Bernt, 'Religiöse Darstellung auf alten Hohlgläsern', Die christliche Kunst, XXX no.2 (1933), p.44, ill.p.47.
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