Ornamental Ewer and Basin, so-called Trionfi-Set

ca. 1601/02, Artist: Christoph Jamnitzer



Ornamental Ewer and Basin, so-called Trionfi-Set

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.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXVII

Object data

Object Name

vessel; Ewer




ca. 1601/02


Christoph Jamnitzer (1563 Nürnberg - 1618 Nürnberg) - GND


Gilded silver, enamel


H. 43,5 cm, B. 27,5 cm, T. 17,5 cm

Standfläche: 15,5 cm × 11,5 cm


Cristofero Iamnizer fezit

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 1128

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