Exceptional Early Figure Carved Ceremonial Tankard
Turned and Hand Carved Solid Birchwood
With Traces of Historic Painted Decoration
Carved with Date'1650' To Underside of Lid
Norwegian c. 1650
9” high x 10” wide x 6.5” deep
A significant museum quality example with unusual figure carving of animals within stylised foliage, with a formal floral and foliate carves lid and a recumbent lion finial, all raised on ball feet. This ceremonial tankard is an extraordinary fine and rare early vessel.