Login / Register Sellers Clients

16Th Century German Brass Dish

Stock No


Member since
  • £2,400.00
  • €2,806 Euro
  • $3,045 US Dollar

Questions about this item?

Contact Seller

Like this item?

Item Description

A large brass bowl from one of Europe's centres of brass production, probably Nuremburg but equally perhaps Dinant or its environs around Flanders. This fine example has an embossed centre with a Medusa’s head and as such was less likely to have been sent originally to Britain where these dishes were often used to collect alms during a church service. In Europe they were more often for secular use, in conjunction with a lavabo or ewer of water, essential at a good dining table before the fork became the custom during the 17th century. 

This example, dating from the 16th century, is made from a heavy gauge of brass, the main boss at the centre is large and deep, raised level with the wire enforced rim.    
19.25 inches in diameter


Item Info



Seller Location

London, London


18th Century & Earlier

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

London, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)207 7275263

+44 (0)7831 561042

More from WALPOLES