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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass, cast

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:

    M.202-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a rare example of a brass jug or ewer with three supporting feet. It may have been used to serve mulled wine, which was a popular drink at the time. We are reasonably certain that it was not used to heat or serve water because other vessels served this function.

The design you see here was relatively short-lived. All surviving examples date from about 1300-1500 and were made in Flanders.

Physical description

With rounded body on three legs; dragon-head spout and plain bow handle.

Place of Origin

Flanders (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass, cast

Dimensions

Height: 8.75 in, Diameter: 5.5 in

Descriptive line

Brass ewer with a dragon-head spout and bow handle, Flemish, 15th century

Production Note

Acquired in Brussels

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Cast

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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