Peg tankard

Peg tankard

Tankards like this were marked inside with a series of pegs and would have been filled with wine or beer and passed around, each person having to drink until the next peg was showing. Given the size of the tankard and each measure, it would have been no mean feat to stay sober. This tankard is finely decorated with trees, flowers, birds and the figures of a man and a child. It might have been a christening present for Olle Jensson Bruun, the name inscribed on it.