In the 17th century, a similar tazza would have been given as a gift to celebrate the birth of a child. A small figure of a baby (Hansje) lies under the dome at the centre of the tazza. As the tazza is filled with wine, the figure floats to the surface, symbolising birth. A similar tazza can also be seen in the painting by Peter Willebeeck.
The small dolphin tax mark was used from 1859 to 1893 on silver objects with old hallmarks.
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|Title||Christening goblet 'Jack in de low cellar'|
|Material and technique||Silver|
Christening goblet > Commemorative drinking vessels > Commemorative ware > Service > Tableware > Kitchen and household > Utensil
|Location||Belasting & Douane Museum|
Height 13.3 cm
Jan Hermansz. van Ossevoort
|Accession number||MBZ 11 (KN&V)|
|Credits||Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: J.P. van der Schilden 1925|
|Department||Applied Arts & Design|
|Age artist||About 22 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Johannes Pieter van der Schilden|
Boijmans bij de Buren - Samensmeden, Meesters in zilver (2019)
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||Dordrecht > South Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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