Item Details

An exceptionally large wood tankard, or lidded pitcher, the body of which is carved out of a single piece of wood: the carved lid is also made of one piece of wood, and is hinged with a peg (as illustrated). Apparently this tankard would have served a group of people. It appears to date as early as the 18th century, and as late as early 19th. The vessel measures 15 inches high with a diameter of 8 inches. The condition is “well used”: no one will be drinking out of this tankard again.