Ewer

On display

Ewer, carved from two pieces of lapis lazuli. The foot, collar and handle are gold. The handle is formed as a two-tailed triton with a horn. The carving probably by Ottavio Miseroni. The gold perhaps by Paulus van Vianen.

Details

  • Title

    Ewer

  • Associated place

    Prague (probable) (probable place of creation)
    Florence (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1600 - 1610
  • Material and technique

    lapis lazuli, gold; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    16.7 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.

    WA2013.1.163

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Further reading

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

Wilson, Timothy, ‘The Ashmolean: The Michael Wellby Bequest no. 65, Spring 2013’, (2013), p.2

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

Koldeweij, Anna Cecilia, ‘Van kunstkamer tot museumzaal: De nagelaten collectie van Michael Wellby’, (2015)

Anna Cecilia Koldeweij, ‘Vind’, (2015), illus. p. 32

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