Pewter ewer known as Stegkanne, 18th Century


Pewter baluster ewer known as “Stegkanne” atop small pedestal, lid with man’s head finial and “palmette” thumb rest, fitted with tubular spout enclosing an articulated flap, joined to rim by moulded branch.
Maker’s mark of Pierre André UTIN (1688-1771) master status before 1736.

Vevey, Switzerland, Mid-18th Century

One dent needs to restored and one small consolidation solder to join arm and rim.

Called generically “bernoises” the shape of the ewers are close to Flemish-type items that were often presented in Rembrandt’s still life. It is possible that the latter inspired the shape of these Swiss ewers.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014020623