Burr birch peg tankard
Burr birch peg tankard
Burr birch peg tankard
Burr birch peg tankard
Burr birch peg tankard
Burr birch peg tankard

Burr birch peg tankard

1750 to 1800 Norway

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Ceremonial peg tankards of silver and wood have been used since the 17th century. The lions on the cover, thumbpiece and feet of this example symbolise the Royal emblem of Norway. They were commonly used at weddings and other family celebrations, passed on and used through the generations. The term 'peg' refers to the pins applied to the inner side of some tankards, indicating the volume of ale or other conncoction to be drunk by the individual as the tankard was passed around in a communal drinking session.
Small old shrinkage crack to the base at one side. Other than this in excellent condition with a rich patination.
Comparable examples are illustrated in Edward Pinto's 'Treen and Other Wooden Bygones'Pbl. Bell & Son Ltd, London 1969, fig. 45.
Dimensions
Height 23.50 cm (9.25 inches)
Stock Code
OLG0014
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