Ewer with cover

Artist:
After a design by Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)
Date:
second half 19th century
Culture:
probably French
Medium:
Rock crystal, silver gilt, enamel, diamonds
Dimensions:
Height: 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances-Rock Crystal
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.658a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Detailed studies for the ewer are among the designs by the Aachen goldsmith Reinhold Vasters preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Frédéric Spitzer (until 1893; sale, Paris, April 17–June 16, 1893, lot 2603) ; Benjamin Altman (until 1913; bequeathed to MMA)