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Original designs for modern goldsmith's work, chiefly in the style of the Renaissance

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Aix (made)

  • Date:

    1909 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vasters, Reinhold of Aachen (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by L. M. Lowenstein, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 12, box A

Physical description

Pencil pen and ink designs for modern goldsmith's work in chiefly the Renaissance style: cups, crucifixes, ecclesiastical ornaments, flagons, dishes etc. Also drawings based on goldsmiths' work of the Renaissance, particularly jewelled pendants, gold and enamelled mountings and ormanent.

Place of Origin

Aix (made)


1909 (made)


Vasters, Reinhold of Aachen (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour

Descriptive line

Drawings by R. Vasters: Original designs for modern Goldsmiths' work, chiefly in the style of the Renaissance. 1 of 1079 drawings and 1 print.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Yvonne Hackenbroch, 'Reinhold Vasters, Goldsmith', Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal, vol 19/20, 1986 (New York)
Miriam Krautwurst, ‘Reinhold Vasters – ein niederrheinischer Goldschmied des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Tradition alter Meister. Sein Zeichnungskonvolut im Victoria & Albert Museum, London’ (Dissertation, University of Trier, 2003)
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921


Paper; Pen; Ink; Water-colour



Subjects depicted

Goldsmith; Cup; Crucifix; Dishes; Pendant; Mounting; Ornament; Flagon


Metalwork; Drawings; Prints; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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