German Pewter Butchers Guild Tankard Nuremberg 17th Century




A large German pewter butchers guild tankard, Nuremberg  17th century with 18th Century additions.

Also called in German a Zunftkanne or Schleifkanne.

Removable pewter plaque dated 1671 and engraved with a cow.

Bronze tap with a Nuremberg makers mark HC(star)

On the lid a large lion figure holding a shield with names of people in the guild, and dated 1671.

The feet of the tankard are Lions holding a shield and engraved with images of cows and hatchets.

Several Nuremberg touch marks on the tankard. Inside on the bottom is a rosette.

On the shield Nuremberg makers mark JC
On the handle German makers mark FEIN ZINN – IAS.

The tankard is 62,5 cm high and 33,5 cm wide.

Weight is 8.4 Kilograms.

Overall in a good condition.

Almost a identical one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Additional information

Weight 8.4 kg
Dimensions 33.5 × 62.5 cm



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