This gilded silver ewer also belonged to Bishop Álvaro de São Boaventura. However, it does not seem to belong to the same set as the salver, even though it has always accompanied it. Gothic in form, the entire surface is decorated with naturalistic and fantastic Renaissance themes. The piece is distinguished by the winged chimera forming the spout and the serpent-shaped handle.


  • Title: Ewer
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Physical Location: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 47 cm x 28 cm
  • Provenance: Bishop Álvaro de São Boaventura
  • Type: Precious Metalwork
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Gilded silver

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