Images based on printed designs by Dietrich Mayer Swiss

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 521

The arms on the lid (Rahn impaling Escher) are those of Hans Heinrich Rahn (1593–1669), who married Ursula Escher in 1612. He became a Burghermaster of Zurich in 1655. The personification of Faith, Hope, and Charity are variants of the figures in an engraving by Dietrich Meyer. Better known as painter and engraver, Meyer is thought to have learned the verre eglomise technique from the Zurich master Hans Jakob Sprungli.

Tankard, Images based on printed designs by Dietrich Mayer (Swiss, 1572–1658), Gilded silver, reverse-painted glass (verre églomisé), Swiss, Zurich

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