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Ornamental Ewer, so-called Onyx Ewer

1570, Artist: Richard Toutain d. J.



Ornamental Ewer, so-called Onyx Ewer

In the 16th century, the French city of Limoges was a European centre for the production of painted enamel tableware. The plates and bowls were never actually used but served purposes of princely representation.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXIX

Object data

Object Name

vessel; Ewer






Richard Toutain d. J. (Meister 1558 - 1579 Paris)


Sardonyx, agate, gold, enamel, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearl


H. 27,9 cm, B. 18,4 cm, D. 14,1 cm

Pokal: H. 13,4, Dm. 13,4 cm

Kanne: H. 15,9 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 1096

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