Description & Technical information

This superb bronze bucket used for holy water has a flared ringed body with strong moulding at the top, the narrower base decorated with six groups of four small punched holes. In exceptional condition and with a beautiful deep rich green patina, our example retains its original horseshoe shaped swing handle, the sockets with well-preserved stylised animal head motifs, the details of which remain clearly discernible.

Date:  15th century
Period:  1400-1600, 15th century
Origin:  Belgium
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 13.97 cm (5¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Germany