15th century AD
Metal; Copper Alloy; Brass (cast)
- H 27.5 x L 26 x W 8,Depth
File of material relating to an aquamanile in the form of a horse. Includes photocopy of information card and photocopies of images of object (dates unspecified); black and white photographs of object (dates unspecified); information card (date unspecified) with notes on verso comprising remarks made by John Cherry, British Museum, about the object; photocopy of extract from publication entitled '50 Treasures from the Hunt Collection' (Limerick: Hunt Museum Executive, 1993) by Patrick Doran. Extract describes present object; photocopies of extract from 'L'Oeuvre d'un Amateur d'Art La Collection de Monsieur F. Engel Gros' (Geneva: Editions d'Art Boissonas, c. 1925) by Paul Ganz. Annotation questions whether object illustrated in extract is present object or one which is very similar. Another annotation makes reference to a Sothebys catalogue of sale dated 9 April 1962; document (date unspecified) refers to a Sothebys catalogue of sale entitled 'Catalogue of Medieval Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque Works' and is dated 10 December 1981; photocopies of extracts from publication entitled 'Romanische Leuchter und Gefasse Glessgefasse der Gotik' (Dublin, 1935) by Otto von Falke and Erich Meyer which has illustrations of aquamanile horses. Annotation on this document refers to the sale of the Walker collection at Christies on 25 July 1945 and the price realised by a horse aquamanile, £273; photocopy of extract (c. 22 June 1978) from volume two of a Sothebys catalogue of sale for the collection of Robert von Hirsch collection which refers to northern German bronze aquamanile in horse form purchased by Hiebel for £4,500; note (date unspecified) states that this aquamanile is very similar to that in the Hunt Museum; photocopy of extract from Christies catalogue of sale (20 October 1971). Aquamanile in the Hunt Museum was bought at this auction, for £620, according to annotation on the extract; photocopy of extract from publication in Dutch and English entitled 'Vijf eeuwen koper en brons' (translation: 'Five centuries of brass and bronze') published by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, in 1973. Comprises images of museum objects, including some aquamaniles; photocopy of extract from publication in German (c. March 1939) issued by Hans W. Lang, Berlin, entitled 'Die Sammlung List Magdeburg Europäisches Kunstgewerbe des 13. bis 18. Jahrhunderts' by Otto von Falke. Contains description and illustration of aquamanile; photocopy of extract of publication entitled 'The Thyssen-Bornwmisze Collection: Medieval sculpture and works of art' (London: Philip Watson Publishing, 1987) by Paul Williamson which contains description and image of aquamanile in the form of a standing lion; photocopy of extract from publication by Elizabeth Bradford Smith et al entitled 'Medieval Art in America Patterns of Collecting 1800-1940 (Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, c. 1996) containing image of aquamanile; extract from publication, possibly illustrated catalogue of works, issued by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (date unspecified) containing a description and illustration of aquamanile horse in its collection; document by Hunt Museum staff member (date unspecified) states that it has been suggested that the aquamaniles in the Hunt Museum, the Metropolitan Museum and that listed in the Von Hirsch catalogue of sale come from the same workshop in Nuremberg; photocopy of extract from publication (date unspecified) by Otto von Falke and Erich Meyer entitled 'Bronze Geraete Des Mittel Altes' which contains images of aquamaniles; postcard with image of bronze aquamanile held by the British Museum (date unspecified); photocopy of extract from paper by William D. Wrixon entitled 'Medieval Sculpture at the Metropolitan 800-1400' published in the 'Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin' (volume lxii, number 4, spring 2004). Contains images and descriptions of aquamaniles.
Place of collection
Horse aquamanile | Metal,Copper Alloy,Brass (cast) | 15th century AD | The Hunt Collection | PD