Flemish, Flanders - Ewer, late 15th century

Flemish, Flanders

Ewer, late 15th century

Copper alloy, 60.5 cm (23 13/16 in.)


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Collection of Émile Gavet (1830–1904) by 1889.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the Gavet sale at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris for 14,000 francs on 4 June 1897, lot 306, through Fernand Robert, her regular agent in Paris. (as Flemish, 15th century)


Exposition rétrospective de l'art français au Trocadéro. Exposition universelle internationale de 1889 à Paris. Exh. cat. (Paris, 1889), p. 31, no. 237. (as French, 15th century)
Galerie Georges Petit. Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité de la Renaissance: tableaux, tapisseries composant la collection de M. Émile Gavet (Paris, May 31-June 9, 1897), pp. 85-86, lot 306. (as "Coquemard," Flemish, 15th century)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 149.
Alan Chong. "Émile Gavet: Patron, Collector, Dealer" in Virginia Brilliant (ed.). Gothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval and Renaissance Treasures in the Gavet-Vanderbilt-Ringling Collection. Exh. cat. (Sarasota, FL: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; Newport: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 2009), pp. 6, 7 fig. 4, 11, 20 n. 42. (as copper alloy, dating to the late 15th century?)

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