ca. 1601/02, Artist: Christoph Jamnitzer
Here the conventional ewer and basin set that was used at the courtly table for the washing of hands has been transformed into a showpiece glorifying the emperor. The rich and complex decoration is inspired by the allegorical poem I Trionfi (Triumphs) by Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch). Eternity, which crowns the ewer, triumphs over Love, Chastity, Death, Fame and Time.
Christoph Jamnitzer (1563 Nürnberg - 1618 Nürnberg) - GND
Gilded silver, enamel
L. 64,7 cm, B. 53 cm, H. 12 cm
Cristofero Iamnizer fezit
Nürnberger Beschau; R 3, Nr.3839
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer
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