Case for the centrepiece of Wenzel Jamnitzer, anonymous, 1549

Case for the centrepiece of Wenzel Jamnitzer, anonymous, 1549

wood (plant material), h 109.5cm × d 53.0cm. More details

This leather case was specially made for the large centrepiece by Nuremberg silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer (on display in Gallery 2.3). That silver-gilt showpiece is shaped like a high-footed bowl surmounted by a vase. The table ornament was kept in a dedicated area of the treasury of the town hall of Nuremburg. The case was opened only on rare occasions for particularly high-ranking guests.

On display in room 0.7-Z1.01

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