Charming Danzig coin bowl / brandy bowl

Object number : 374

City hallmark: Danzig 1689

Maker’s mark: Conrad Jakob Keseberg, see Rosenberg No. 1571

Lviv repunching from 1806

Diameter without handle 6.8 cm, weight: 56 gr.


Detailed Description

Silver, partly gilt. Small conical bowl with volute handles on opposite sides on a retracted base ring.

The wall with four Brandenburg threepenny coins, dated between 1542 and 1589.

In the bottom a Swedish two ducat coin with the portrait of Karl XI, dated 1692

The drinking bowl
The oldest form of the drinking vessel, which was probably developed in analogy to the shape of the cupped hand or to found natural vessel shapes. The drinking bowl was probably primarily used to enjoy wine or brandy. The drinking bowl was used for many purposes, including as a bloodletting bowl or as a porridge bowl.

The drinking bowl is a bowl with a low rim and a large opening, round or oval in plan, footless or with a stand ring and with one or two handles that are either horizontally or vertically attached.

The inside as well as the edge are ornamentally engraved or worked out with a plastic, artistically designed driving work. Silver drinking bowls can already be proven for the Roman Empire.

As a popular vessel shape, the low bowl was particularly widespread in northern and eastern Europe: as Bratina and Kowsch in Russia, as Kasa in Scandinavia, and as brandy or tasting bowl in the rest of Europe.