Nef

On display

Parcel-gilt silver model of a ship. On elaborate oval foot. The ship has one square sail and figures of sailors on the deck in the rigging and in the crow’s nest. Embossed and chased with sea creatures at the side.

Details

  • Title

    Nef

  • Associated place

    Nuremberg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1620
  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    39.5 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.173

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Further reading

Otto von Falke, The Art Collection Eugen Gutmann (Berlin, 1912), 115, 50, Tafel 41

Karin Tebbe, Ursula Timann, Thomas Eser, Ralf Schürer, Birgit Schübel, Peggy Grosse, Said Habib, Ulrike Rathjen, Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, 3 (Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2007), pp. 256-8 possibly no. 10, Band 1, Teil 1; no. 527.10, no. BZ13

C. Truman, ‘Oxford's silver gilt bequest: The Art Newspaper’, (2013)

Schroder, Timothy, Renaissance and Baroque Silver, Mounted Porcelain and Ruby Glass from the Zilkha Collection (Paul Holberton publishing, London, 2012), 23

Wilson, Timothy, ‘The Ashmolean: The Michael Wellby Bequest no. 65, Spring 2013’, (2013), p.3

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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