Vase, Antoine Vechte, 1843

Vase, Antoine Vechte, 1843

silver, h 68cm × w 4055gr More details

Twisting sea gods, monster-like fish heads on the base and mermaids wrapping themselves around the handles: this dynamic silver vase is crawling with mythological sea creatures. The central depiction features Neptune, ruler of the sea, tamer of the waves. Nineteenth-century artist Antoine Vechte executed these fantastic designs with a hammer and punch, both the flat and the threedimensional decoration. He drew his inspiration from the work of famous 16th-century Renaissance artists.

On display in room 1.15

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