Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Figure-top spoon

Hans Bott (r. 1627–1659)
second quarter 17th century
German, Nuremberg
Silver gilt
L. 5-1/4 in. (13.3 cm.), W. 1-5/8 in. (4.1 cm.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel P. Avery, 1897
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: E.M.D.V. / Z.V.A. and date 16 / 60

Marking: [1] Roman capital N within a circle (cameo) (Nuremberg, in use in the 17th century). See Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen, Frankfurt, 1925, Vol. 3, p. 41, no. 3761;
[2] H B in cameo (Maker's mark of Hans Bott, master 1627, died 1659) (See Rosenberg, p. 163, no. 4095)
Location of marks:
[1], [2]. On the back of the bowl near the stem.
Mrs. Samuel P. Avery (until 1897; to MMA)
Related Objects

Tureen and stand

Artist: Bernhard H. Weyhe (1702–1782) Date: 1769–71 Medium: Silver, silver gilt Accession: 2009.263a–c On view in:Gallery 533

Diana and the Stag

Artist: Joachim Friess (ca. 1579–1620, master 1610) Date: ca. 1620 Medium: Silver, partly gilt, enameled, set with jewels; movement of iron, wood Accession: 17.190.746 On view in:Gallery 520

Ship (Nef)

Artist: Esias zur Linden (master 1609, died 1632) Date: ca. 1609–20 Medium: Silver, partly gilt Accession: 17.190.319 On view in:Gallery 520

Double beaker

Artist: Peter Wiber (master 1603, freeman 1605, sworn 1623–27, died 1641) Date: 1609–29 Medium: Silver-gilt Accession: 2008.543.2a, b On view in:Gallery 520

Double beaker

Artist: Nicholaus I Emmerling (active 1587–1606) Date: 1603–9 Medium: Silver-gilt Accession: 2008.543.4a, b On view in:Gallery 520