Wine fountain and cooler, attributed to Alger Mensma, 1731

Wine fountain and cooler, attributed to Alger Mensma, 1731

silver, h 23.0cm × w 43.4cm × d 35.7cm × w 4520.0gr. More details

The wine fountain and the cooler, used to rinse one’s hands and wine glasses, formed the decorative centrepiece of a lavish buffet. These were presented to Cornelis Schrijver in gratitude for his heroic naval deeds, alluded to by the reliefs with trophies of arms, fish, shells and sea gods.

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