12 December 2000
A COPPER ALLOY AQUAMANILE
GERMAN, PROBABLY EARLY 13TH CENTURY
Minor scratches and losses.
8¼ in. (21 cm.) high
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O. Falke and E. Meyer, Romanische Leuchter und Gefässe Giessgefässe der Gotik, Berlin, 1935, reprint. 1983, no. 352, fig. 328, pp. 109-110, 144.
This aquamanile is virtually identical to an example in the Nationalmuseum, Munich (see Falke and Meyer, loc. cit.). The positioning of the spout, the inclusion of glass eyes (in the Munich example), the length, and details of the facture are the only evident differences.
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