Artist Member of the Gronau Family, Polish
Title
  • Lion and Cupid Aquamanile
Date ca. 1650
Medium Aquamanile: silver Case: wood, leather, suede and copper alloy
Dimensions Overall (aquamanile): 11 13/16 × 10 5/8 × 7 inches (30 × 27 × 17.8 cm)
Overall (case): 13 9/16 × 12 1/8 × 7 13/16 inches (34.5 × 30.8 × 19.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, with funds from the Friends of Polish Art
Accession Number 1989.66
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Maker's mark, on underside of rim of base: [Gdansk mark and bird]
1978, Sotheby Parke Bernet (Zurich, Switzerland).
Old Masters, Painting and Sculpture, Ltd.;
1989-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Fine European Silver. Sales cat., Sotheby Parke Bernet. Zurich, November 22, 1978, lot 178.

Gonzalez-Palacios, A., ed. Objects for a Wunderkammer. Exh. cat., P.D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd. London, 1981, no. 32.

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"Selected recent acquisitions" Bulletin of the DIA 65, no. 4 (1990): p. 55 (ill.).

Darr, A. and T. Albainy. "Acquisitions of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1988 - 1999." The Burlington Magazine 142 (June 2000): p. 406, no. III (color ill.).