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Juergen Richels (master 1664, died ca. 1711)
ca. 1670–80
German, Hamburg
Silver gilt
Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.356.759a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
A typical form of the later seventeenth century, originally used in pharmacies, but soon adopted for wine or water to be enjoyed on journeys or at the hunt. It is a splendid example of bold auricdular ornament enclosing panels decorated with lightly stippled birds and flowers.
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
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