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Ewer

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (made)

  • Date:

    15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brass

  • Museum number:

    540-1869

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This ewer, supported on a pedestal foot, is of a type that began to appear in the 15th century. As with earlier three-legged ewers, the spout is shaped like the head and open jaws of some fabulous creature. The source of this motif is unknown but it remained popular for a long time, and indeed was still being used to embellish teapots and coffee pots in the late 18th century.

Physical description

Ewer with cover, the handle and spout are formed by two dragon-like creatures.

Place of Origin

Flanders (made)

Date

15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Brass

Dimensions

Height: 24.3 cm Base to top of lid, Height: 21.1 cm Base to rim (not including lid), Diameter: 3.75 in Diameter across base

Descriptive line

Brass ewer with cover, the handle and spout are both in the form of dragon-like creatures, Flemish, 15th century

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

Mende, Ursula. Die Mittelalterlichen Bronzen im Germanischen Nationalmuseum. Bestandskatalog. Nuremberg: Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 2013. ISBN 9783936688627

Materials

Brass

Subjects depicted

Dragon

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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