On display

Ewer, rock-crystal, consisting of four pieces of rock-crystal, joined by enamelled gold mounts. The handle scrolls as if a bird biting its own neck [pelican or a swan?].


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    probably Saracchi workshop (active 1580 - 1610) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Milan (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1590 - 1600
  • Material and technique

    rock crystal, gold, enamel

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    max 17.7 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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