A Rare German Silver Gilt Ewer; mark of Martin II Heuglin, Augsburg 1659 – 1663. The bowl with scroll handle and grotesque mask spout, on a spreading food and with detachable cover. The foot, body and cover each chased with foliage and flowers, the cover and rim each crimped; marked in foot, cover and near rim each crimped; marked on foot, cover and near rim, and further struck with a later Austrian tax mark. Approx 5 3/4 inches high, and approx 10ozs in weight.
A ewer of similar form by Melchior Burtenbach, Ausburg 1652 is illustrated in C. Oversizer ‘Deutsches SIlber 1550 – 1850 Formen unde Typen’ Munich, 1987, page 62 no. 81