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salver

1610/1625

British Museum

British Museum

Circular salver; slightly gilded silver; embossed and chased; circular medallion in centre engraved and enamelled with arms of Maurice, Prince of Orange and Count of Nassau (1566-1625) surmounted by three crests and inscription; convex band with three lion masks, strapwork, fruit and laurel wreath; three oval panels in bottom divided by terminal winged figures, fruit and scrolls; panels contain Jonah cast up by whale, Daniel in the lion's den and another; edge with cherubs with strapwork and trophies of fruit between.

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  • Title: salver
  • Date Created: 1610/1625
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 57.00cm (basin); Depth: 57.00cm; Weight: 3278.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; embossed; engraved; enamelled; stamped; gilded
  • Subject: heraldry; old testament
  • Registration number: WB.92
  • Production place: Made in Nuremberg
  • Producer: Made by Berckhaussen, Hieronimus
  • Material: enamel; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection von Rothschild, Anselm
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