Norwegian Peg Tankard

Late eighteenth Century Norwegian Peg Tankard in Birch.  This example has a beautifully carved Beast on the lid, with the body of a Lion, and the head of some mythical creature.  The Thumb lift is composed of another charming little Beast of the maker’s imagination!  This vessel would have been painted originally, and there are still traces of red polychrome

Dimensions:  Height to top of thumb Lift, 24 centimetres,  Maximum Width, 23 centimetres, Diameter of the Body of the Tankard, 16 centimetres

Price:  £1,850