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Very Large 18th Century Carved Burr Wood Ceremonial Lion Peg Tankard Norway

Heading : Large carved burr birch wood ceremonial lion peg tankard Norway 
Date : 18th century
Period : George III
Origin : Norway

Decoration : Carved lion finial & lid, carved lion feet, Nordic carving to handle
Size :  Height 26cm, base 18cm, max width 25.5cm
Condition : Excellent, natural shrinkage cracks above feet
Restoration : Professionally cleaned and polished
Weight : 1354 grams 

Known as a 'Lion peg' tankard due to the carved detail and method of construction, this tankard would have been produced purely for ceremonial purposes, commonly weddings.  The main body is turned from a single piece of burr birch wood and incorporates three carved lion feet.  The domed lid, also turned from one piece of wood, has a stylised lion carved over the top and a carved lion thumb plate attached.  The C-shaped handle is attached internally by wooden pegs and is decorated with a Nordic foliate design.

Examples of this size are rare and the internal capacity is around six pints.



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  • Product Code: 2019112801
  • Availability: Sold
  • £1,375.00

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