Nuremberg bowl, brass, 16th century

Nuremberg bowl - a multifunctional vessel.

Germany, Nuremberg, 16th Century


Wed 38 cm.

Good condition.

More details

4 000 zł tax incl.

The bottom of the bowl is slightly rounded into a not too high side wall, emphasized by the beading. Wide collar with a turn-up hem. The center of the bottom of the bowl is slightly convex, empty, underlined by two half-rounds. Then in a radial arrangement of 9 convex flowers, similar to tulips. The remaining surface is filled with an inscription in two half-rounds. Collar decorated with two rows of leaves.

or: # 888888; ">Nuremberg bowls - decorated metal vessels, the main center of their production was located in Nuremberg. In 1493, bowl breakers were given the status of a guild, only Nuremberg townspeople could do it. In 1618, the law was repealed and the craft collapsed. The bowls were widely used. In the houses of the poorer townspeople, they were only decoration, in the richer they were used for washing hands, they were used by barbers during their work. In the 17th century, when they began to go out of fashion, they were eagerly handed over to churches, where they served as sacrificial or baptismal bowls for ashes or earth.

: # 888888; ">Source: B. Bartkowiak, Brass Nuremberg bowls in the collection of the Archdiocese Museum in Poznań, Ecclesia. Studies in the history of Greater Poland, vol. 7, 2012.