BURCH, Cornelis Jansz. van der Burch
(active 1579-1614 in Delft)

Tazza

1611
Parcel-gilt silver, diameter 19,5 cm
Gemeente Musea, Delft

Probably made to hold wine, ornamental tazzas like this example from Delft were a widespread type of silver drinking vessel in early-seventeenth-century Holland. Because they were decorated with figural reliefs, ornamental tazzas tend to be unique pieces, and they are usually listed in contemporary inventories alone or in pairs.

Cornelis Jansz. van der Burch was apprentice in Delft in 1579 and he became a master goldsmith in 1591. He is recorded in Delft until 1614.




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