Dish

ca. 1650 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Cast Courts, Room 46, The Chitra Nirmal Sethia Gallery
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Pewter 'Temperantia' dish with cast reliefs of allegorical figures. The figure of Temperance is in the centre.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pewter with cast reliefs.
Brief Description
Pewter 'Temperantia' dish with cast reliefs of allegorical figures. German, 1611.
Physical Description
Pewter 'Temperantia' dish with cast reliefs of allegorical figures. The figure of Temperance is in the centre.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 46.2cm
  • Depth: 3.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Dated 1611 (Date in the mould; object cast later)
Gallery Label
Cast of The Temperance Basin Mould engraved by Caspar Enderlein, Nuremberg, Germany, 1611 Slightly larger than François Briot’s original Temperance Basin, this version is signed and dated in the mould by the Nuremberg modeller, Caspar Enderlein. He did not take moulds from Briot’s dishes but made very close copies, replacing Briot’s initials with his own. On Enderlein’s versions, the panels of decoration have been orientated differently. The pewterer, Hans Sigmund Geisser, cast this dish in around 1650, nearly 40 years after Enderlein engraved the mould. Cast pewter Signed ‘CE’ in the mould Mark of Hans Siegmund Geisser, Nuremberg, Germany, about 1650 Museum no. 5477-1859(30.11.18)
Object history
Germany, dated 1611 (date in the mould but cast later), 'Temperantia' dish cast in relief with a figure of Temperance surrounded by the Four Elements. Modelled by Caspar Enderlein of Nüremberg (1560?-1633) based on the Temperantia dishes of François Briot (museum number 2063-1855). Mark of Hans Siegmund Giesser of Nüremberg (working 1652-1682); Pewter (Soulages Collection)
Collection
Accession Number
5477-1859

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record createdJanuary 21, 2003
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