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Aquamanile in the Form of a Horse

Date:
first half 15th century
Geography:
Made in Nuremberg
Culture:
German
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 7/16 x 12 7/16 x 3 7/8 in., 5.046lb. (29.1 x 31.6 x 9.8 cm, 2289g) Overall PD: 11 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. (28.6 x 9.8 x 31.1 cm) Thickness PD: 2/25-19/100 in. (0.20-0.47 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Copper alloy
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1947
Accession Number:
47.101.53
Not on view
[ Frédéric Spitzer d. 1890, Paris ] ; Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael, 12th Baronet of Castle Craig(sold 1902) ; Christie's, Manson & Woods, London, London (May 12–13, 1902, no. 58) ; M. Brauer(1902–?) ; Sir Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling 1832–1911, London (sold 1924) ; Christie, Manson and Woods, London (May 8, 1924, lot 91) ; Alfred Spero(1924–?) ; [ Giorgio Sangiorgi, Rome (sold 1926)] ; [ Brummer Gallery(Paris and New York (1926–sold 1927)] ; William Randolph Hearst American, 1863–1951, New York and San Simeon, CA (from 1927) ; International Studio Corporation, New York (owned W. R. Hearst, sold 1940) ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (1940–sold 1947)]
La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Age, Renaissance. Vol. I. Mâcon: Imprimerie Protat Frères, 1890–1891. no. Dinanderie 10, p. 338.

Spitzer, Frédéric, ed. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité -- Moyen-Age -- Renaissance. Vol. 4. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890–1893. no. Dinanderie 10, p. 196, pl. II.

Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance: composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 1. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 976, p. 162, pl. XXVIII.

Catalogue of the well-known collection of works of art of the Classic, Medieval and Renaissance times formed by Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 12–13, 1902. no. 58, p. 21, ill.

Carmichael, Mary Helen Elizabeth, and Thomas Gibson Carmichael. Lord Carmichael of Skirling: A Memoir Prepared by his Wife. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1929. p. 300.

Rorimer, James J. "A Treasury at the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 6, no. 9 (May 1948). p. 253.

Ostoia, Vera K. The Middle Ages: Treasures from the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1969. no. 55, pp. 122-123, 257.

Barnet, Peter, and Pete Dandridge, ed. Lions, Dragons, & Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table. New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. no. 22, pp. 149-151.

Dandridge, Pete. "Exquisite Objects, Prodigious Technique: Aquamanilia, Vessels of the Middle Ages." In Lions, Dragons, & Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table, edited by Peter Barnet, and Pete Dandridge. New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. no. 22, pp. 42, 54-56, fig. 3-7, Appears in Table 1 of chapter.

Mende, Ursula. "Late Gothic Aquamanilia from Nuremberg." In Lions, Dragons, & Other Beasts: Aquamanilia of the Middle Ages, Vessels for Church and Table, edited by Peter Barnet, and Pete Dandridge. New York: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2006. no. 22, p. 27; p. 31, n. 64, p. 32, no. 68.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Art." In The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd century BC to the 20th century, Germany, Austria, and France. New York: Neue Galerie, 2011. p. 44.

Mende, Ursula. Die mittelalterlichen Bronzen im Germanischen Nationalmuseum: Bestandskatalog. Nuremberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 2013. p. 413 n. 14.



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