Silver aquamanile, ewers modeled as animals or humans. Various countries and makers. All fun.

Aquamanile in the motif of a duck with engraved feathers and a thin belt and a handle modeled as a dragon with two intertwined serpents grasping the back of the duck’s head. Yellow glass eyes and crest. ca. 1800. Austro-Hungarian. Silver with yellow glass. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via
Pair of silver aquamaniles modeled as standing lions wearing crowns with spots formed as protuding tongues. 19th c. Silver. Spanish Colonial, probably made in Peru. Apparently unmarked. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via
1600 Silver-gilt war elephant aquamanile with a removable plate on the head, two sinks at the trunk and the tail serving as a handle. The design based on the story of Hannibal who crossed the Alps with elephants. 1600. Made in Nuremburg, Germany. Silver-gilt. Christoph Jamnitzer gold worker (1563-1618). Photo © Karen Bartsch, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin. Fair use license. via

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