Sleeve

On display

Ivory sleeve for a tankard, very well carved with gods and nymphs partying and making music. On one side is a quarted shield of arms, with an inescutcheon beneath three helms, two crests and the double headed imperial eagle. The arms are identified by M. Wellby as those of the Counts of Auersperg of Austria. Beneath the stool are the initials 'ML'.

Details

  • Title

    Sleeve

  • Associated place

    Southern Germany (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1700
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18.5 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.277

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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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