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Tankard: MAR.M.40-1912

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Current Location: In storage


Brechtel, Georg (Silversmith)


Silver-gilt; tall with sloping cylindrical sides on a spreading circular foot, with low domed cover, embossed with straps and scrolls on a matted ground

Silver-gilt; the tall slender body with sloping cylindrical sides is embossed with a formal pattern of strapwork containing scrolls, fruit and flowers on a matted ground. It stands on a slightly domed spreading circular foot embossed with scrolls and stylised flower-heads on a matted ground. The slightly domed cover is similarly decorated with a buluster knop. The scroll handle has a bi-furcated themb-piece.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 785 g
Weight: 25:5 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Augsburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Late 16th Century
Circa 1595 CE - 1600 CE


Georg Brechtel worked from 1594-1632

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt Base Diameter 13 cm Diameter 5⅛ in
To Top Of Finial Height 22.6 cm Height 8⅞ in
Background Cover Decoration Finial Handle

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: 'B' in a circular cartouche

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a pine cone

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark
  • Text: 12D
  • Location: On the foot and the handle
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Import mark
  • Text: NRS
  • Location: On the rim of the cover and the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Exemption mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.40-1912
Primary reference Number: 119307
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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