Chinese collection

Item LL 6798
detail of lid of tankard of item LL 6798
detail of interiror of lid of tankard of item LL 6798
view of the right side of the tankard of item LL 6798

Accession no: LL 6798
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Tankard with lid
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration and silver
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD)
Measurements: H. 21.5 cm, DB. 14 cm

Description: Tankard with pear-shaped body, wide mouth, and handle ending in a dragon head: painted in blue. On the sides, figures of sages in mountain landscape with rock wall and swirling mists. On the neck, a band of floral scrolls. Cloud forms on the handle. Repoussé silver cover set with a medallion of Victory and a long inscription in German. Etched legend on base, Carsten Ellers 1761 Julij.

The inscription on the silver cover is probably about 120 years later in date than the porcelain.

R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 22.