About This Artwork

Franz Dotte, active c. 1595-1600
Germany, Nuremberg

Rosewater Ewer and Basin, About 1596

Silver gilt
H: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 in.); Diameter: 84.3 cm (19 in.)

Buckingham Fund, 1947.477a-b

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of a Collection of Silversmiths Work of European Origin, 1901, p. 105, pl. 81.

Worcester Art Museum, The Virtuoso Craftsman: Northern European Design in the Sixteenth Century, 27 March – 25 May 1969, no. 68.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Renaissance Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, March 2 – June 14, 1987.

Publication History

E. Alfred Jones, Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Old Plate of J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq. (London, 1908) p. 20.

Meyric R. Rogers, Early Silver from the Morgan Collection, The Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 42, 5 (September 1948), pp. 59-64, here 62, figs. 5A-B..

Hugh Tait, Catalogue of the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum, vol. 2: The Silver Plate (London, 1988), p. 254, fig. 262-63, under no. 46-47..

Karin Tebbe, Ursula Timann and Thomas Eser et al., Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, vol. 1, Meister, Werke, Marken (Nuremberg, 2007), p. 97, no. 168.10, figs. 230-231.

Ownership History

Charles Wertheimer; Viscount Clifden, Co. Kilkenny; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York, by 1908 [see Jones, 1908, p. 20]; estate of J. P. Morgan [sold, New York, Parke-Bernet, October 30, 31-November 1, 1947, see Rogers 1948, p. 62].

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