Origin: Probably Germany
Date: Probably 19th century
29.9 cm height
Marks/Maker: One panel with mark IK for Jacob Koch II of Nuremberg
Presented by C.D.E. Fortnum, 1888; WA1888.CDEF.B1141
T. Schroder (2009), no. 589
This is an aftercast of an early seventeenth-century pewter ewer by Caspar Enderlein of Nuremberg(1560-1633). Enderlein's ewer was based on a model by celebrated French pewterer Francois Briot, which Briot designed to complement his 'Mars' dish (see WA1888.CDEF.B1119). Enderlein's version, however, also includes Roman history subjects taken from another pewter masterpiece, the 'Fama' dish of Nicholas Horchhaimer, dated 1567. Regardless of the Mannerist ornament, the shape of the ewer conforms to standard Renaissance design in Italy and northern Europe, with its division of the ovoid-shaped body into three horizontal bands.
Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)