SOUTH GERMANY, 16th century. HANAP, the body... - Lot 133 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien

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SOUTH GERMANY, 16th century. HANAP, the body... - Lot 133 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien
SOUTH GERMANY, 16th century. HANAP, the body formed by a NOIX de COCO mounted on vermeil, the stave lid surmounted by the Infant Jesus holding a cross and a sphere, the handle ending in a bifid-tailed mermaid, the uprights adorned with winged cherub heads and flowers, the rim engraved with scrolls and fleurons. Resting on a round base. Gross weight 411 g H. 22 cm The term hanap, a drinking vessel of medieval origin, very often made of precious metal, with a lid and foot, is of Germanic origin: in Old Germanic, Hnapp designates a "bowl". The object par excellence of Renaissance humanist cabinets of curiosities, the model presented in this sale combines a taste for the exotic in the presence of coconuts, a fruit rare in Germany in the 16th century, with the magnificence of the vermeil mounting, which uses the full repertoire of decoration in use at the time, to sublimate the mystical character of the object represented by the frétel in the shape of the triumphant Infant Jesus, savior of the world, holding a globe in one hand and a cross in the other.
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