Nuremberg bowl, brass, 16th century

Nuremberg bowl.

Germany, Nuremberg, 16th Century


Wed 43 cm.

Fairly good condition.

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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 emphasized by two half-rounds. Then thirteen teardrop-shaped curls in a spiral pattern. The remaining surface is filled with two friezes separated by a half roller. Closer to the center, a medieval plant thread, then an inscription referring to Christ and Mary. Collar decorated with a row of leaves, right on the edge.

88888; ">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 In 1618, the law was repealed and the craft collapsed.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.