On the neck of jug and bezel of lid:
Arm with a sword in hand and three mullets in a shield
(Rosenberg, M. “Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen”, Frankfurt 1922-28, no. 3882)
“N” (assay mark for 1600-1700)
Saly Fürth, Mainz, Germany (?) 
Julius Böhler, Munich, Germany 
National Gallery of Canada, purchased from Julius Böhler 
 The tankard can possibly identified with the one listed by M. Rosenberg in “Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen”: “gilded melon shaped jug with lid and punched flowers” by Jeremias Ritter (H 22 cm) that has been in the collection of Saly Fürth, Mainz in 1897 [Frankfurt 1922–28, vol.3, p. 86, no. 3882 ii]. Saly Fürth was a German-Jewish businessman who had assembled a reputable collection of silverworks.
 See note .
 Accession log [NGC curatorial file].