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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (city) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1540 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt brass, engraved and chased

  • Museum number:

    8429-1863

  • Gallery location:

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

This Venetian ewer, with its frieze depicting a classical battle scene, exemplifies the luxury end of the brass market in the 16th century. Brass was much cheaper than silver, but the costly decoration suggests the ewer was intended for a wealthy client.

Physical description

Engraved and chased in low relief with a frieze of a battle subject, trefoil lip and high handle.

Place of Origin

Venice (city) (made)

Date

ca. 1540 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt brass, engraved and chased

Dimensions

Height: 28.5 cm, Width: 15.8 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Soulages Collection

Descriptive line

Gilt brass ewer depicting a battle subject, with trefoil lip and high handle, Venetian, ca. 1540

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Gilt; Engraved; Chased

Subjects depicted

Battle

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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