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  • Place of origin:

    Antwerp (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1548 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Floris, Cornelis II (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    27699:1

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 81

This engraving by Cornelis Floris shows a decorated ewer or cup. The complex design includes a spout shaped like a seashell, cherubs, flower ornament and a satyr as a support. From about 1550 onwards, northern European mannerist designers vied with each other to produce ever more fantastic table vessels, most of which were likely to be made from precious metals. Ornament prints like these were copied by artisans working in different fields, and were responsible for spreading the influence of various decorative styles.

Physical description

Print showing a ewer, cupported by a satyr with flower ornament and a sea-shell snout

Place of Origin

Antwerp (probably, made)

Date

1548 (made)

Artist/maker

Floris, Cornelis II (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm, Width: 16.3 cm

Object history note

From about 1550 onwards, northern European mannerist designers vied with each other to produce ever more fantastic table vessels, most of which were probably to be made in precious metals.

Descriptive line

Print of a ewer, engraving by Cornelis Floris of Antwerp, Belgium, 1548

Labels and date

PRINT: A EWER
Low Countries, 1548
Engraving by Cornelis Floris (1514-75) of Antwerp

27699.1

From about 1550 onwards northern European mannerist designers competed with each other to produce ever more fantastic table vessels, most of which were probably to be made in precious metals. []

Subjects depicted

Ewers; Satyrs

Categories

Prints; Vases; Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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