Lidded ewer, Adam van Vianen (I), 1614

Lidded ewer, Adam van Vianen (I), 1614

silver (metal), h 25.0cm × w 14.0cm × d 9.0cm × w 910.0gr More details

The body of this bizarre ewer features Auricular-style decoration, that is, fluid earlobe-like forms flowing into one another as though someone has stirred a syrupy substance with a wooden spoon. Emerging from this mixture is all manner of terrifying part-human and part-animal creatures. Adam van Vianen made this ewer in memory of his brother Paulus van Vianen, who had died in 1613.

On display in room 2.1

Collections with this work

Adam van Vianen



Kees Schoemaker

6 days ago - 32 works 175 0

Jewellery Matters

Helga van Leipsig

March 13 2018 - 261 works 497 4

Make your own creations with this work