Description The head of the soldier is removable so that the body, dressed in parade armor, could be filled with strong drink. The subject suggests that this was commissioned by a military company or guild for presentation to one of its members on a special occasion. Spectacular table wares, especially pieces that disguise their true function, were appealing to collectors.
- World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance J. S. Goldschmidt, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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