This vessel, possibly intended as a cream-jug just given it's small size, is inspired by German 16th century aquamanile, most closely to an example of 1540 which is part of the Lüneburg city plate. That example is nearly 19 in. (48 cm.) long and is illustrated in Das Lüneburger Ratssilber, 1990, no. 24, illus. p. 141. An example by Neresheimer of similar size to the present example was sold Christie's, New York, 23 October 2008, lot 88.