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

Ref: 36/36

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.

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