Circular medallion of Berchtold Holtzschuher (1511-1582); hone-stone; carved with bust to left; below: ornamental frame; design in relief; inscribed.
This object was collected by Anselm von Rothschild and bequeathed to the British Museum by Ferdinand Anselm Rothschild.
How big is it?
9.4 cm wide, 10.2 cm high, 1.4 cm deep, and it weighs 85g
Detailed Curatorial Notes
Provenance: Baron Anselm von Rothschild, Vienna, by 1866 (cat. no. 354).
Commentary: Berchtold Holzschuher was born in Nuremberg and became its mayor in 1551. In the following year he resigned from office and was devoted to the exploitation of its silver and copper mine to Stollhofen in Styria. The monogram 'M.S.' occurs on several other known pieces. They are almost certainly the work of a Nuremberg artist.
- Charles Hercules Read, 'The Waddesdon Bequest: Catalogue of the Works of Art bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898', London, 1902, no. 251, pl. LI
- O.M. Dalton, 'The Waddesdon Bequest', 2nd edn (rev), British Museum, London, 1927, no.251.
- Read 1902: Read, Charles Hercules, The Waddesdon Bequest. Catalogue of the Works of Art Bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild, M.P., 1898, London, BMP, 1902
- Dalton 1927: Dalton, Ormonde Maddock, The Waddesdon Bequest : jewels, plate, and other works of art bequeathed by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild., London, BMP, 1927
- Habich: Habich
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