Bacchanal of Putti, Johann Georg Kern, 1663

Bacchanal of Putti, Johann Georg Kern, 1663

ivory, h 27.4cm More details

This German–Antwerp ceremonial tankard with a bacchanal of chubby putti pokes fun at the drinking habits of adults. The ivory-carving comes from Germany. Soon after its completion, the ivory was taken to Antwerp, where it was transformed into a ceremonial tankard. The decoration of the silver mount perfectly complements that of the ivory.

On display in room 2.26

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