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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass

  • Museum number:

    583-1865

  • Gallery location:

    Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery, case 1

Ewers such as this were used in the home for washing hands. The pedestal foot was often designed to stand in the centre of a matching dish. Some ewers had spouts in the shape of fabulous creatures, like the lion on this example made in the Netherlands around 1500. Similar examples are illustrated in paintings of the time.

Physical description

Ewer with cover, made of brass. The spout is a sitting figure of a lion, and the handle is a serpent or dragon. The ewer sits on a pedestal foot, and has a full, round body, and a narrow neck, the top of the ewer flares out to meet the round dome-shaped lid with small finial.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

ca. 1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm, Width: 14.8 cm, Diameter: 9.5 cm base

Object history note

Bought from the Soulages Collection

Descriptive line

Brass, The Netherlands, ca.1500

Production Note

South Netherlands

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Casting

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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