A Continental Faience Polychrome Tankard, German.
The cylindrical tankard with indented rim is painted in polychrome colors of an ochre, green and manganese house with distinctive three sphere weathervane in a landscape with rolling hills and manganese and green trees. A pewter lid with a spherical thumb handle and with a central moulded central medallion depicting a shepherd and shepherdess with numerous sheep in a mountainous landscape. The handle is decorated in underglaze blue with stripes down the back and dots on either side.
Marks: Pewter cover has three stamped marks. Two appear to be the same. Within roundal two running foxes or wolves with three letters below M? C K and above that H? H?. The second mark also within a roundal is a tree possibly an orange tree growing from a mound
Reference: German Faience Jugs and Tankards of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Helmut Bosch, 1983, page 202 for a Berlin tankard and 188 for a Crailsheim example.