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Silver embossed ginger jar and cover, by Jacob Bodendeich

Image attached to M.11 & A-2005

An image of Ginger jar and cover. Bodenendeich, Jacob (Luneburg, 1633/4- London 1681). Putti amongst scrolling foliage against a matted ground; plain neck and foot; replacement knob. Of robust baluster form with incurved neck and foot, domed cover with projecting rim, and a finial comprising a depressed globular knop made in two halves, surmounted by a smaller ball. On three sides of the body there are plain oval cartouches flanked by scrolling foliage. The rest of the surface is decorated in relief with putti amongst scrolling acanthus foliage and flowers against a matted ground. The incurved neck and foot are plain. The projecting edge of the cover is decorated with bound laurel, and the dome with three circular cartouches containing a stylized bud, two of which are flanked by putti with swags below them, and by acanthus foliage which extends round the sides, against a matted ground. In the centre there is a plain silver band from which the finial rises. The depressed globular knop is decorated with upward and downward pointing acanthus foliage, radiating from the bottom and top respectively, and the ball above has a stylized flower on its top. Silver, embossed, chased, and matted, height (whole) 46 cm, diameter (whole) 28.5 cm, weight 2900g, circa 1673-1674. Baroque.

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Ginger jar and cover. Bodenendeich, Jacob (Luneburg, 1633/4- London 1681). Putti amongst scrolling foliage against a matted ground; plain neck and foot; replacement knob. Of robust baluster form with incurved neck and foot, domed cover with projecting rim, and a finial comprising a depressed globular knop made in two halves, surmounted by a smaller ball. On three sides of the body there are plain oval cartouches flanked by scrolling foliage. The rest of the surface is decorated in relief with putti amongst scrolling acanthus foliage and flowers against a matted ground. The incurved neck and foot are plain. The projecting edge of the cover is decorated with bound laurel, and the dome with three circular cartouches containing a stylized bud, two of which are flanked by putti with swags below them, and by acanthus foliage which extends round the sides, against a matted ground. In the centre there is a plain silver band from which the finial rises. The depressed globular knop is decorated with upward and downward pointing acanthus foliage, radiating from the bottom and top respectively, and the ball above has a stylized flower on its top. Silver, embossed, chased, and matted, height (whole) 46 cm, diameter (whole) 28.5 cm, weight 2900g, circa 1673-1674. Baroque.

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  • Accession Number: M.11 & A-2005
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1050 pixels
  • Image width: 788 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 526.37kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2010:08:03 21:28:55

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17th Century acanthus baluster Baroque Bodendeich cartouche chased cover embossed English festoon finial Fitz_AA floral flowers foliage foliate garlands ginger jar Jacob Bodendeich jar knop leaves lidded London matted putti putto Restoration Silver silverware Stewart Period Stuart Period swags

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