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Pomander in the Shape of a Ship
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Pomander in the Shape of a Ship

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Enameled gold ship pomander, the hinged hull with green and white chevrons encircled by a white keeo and dotted white border, and a blue rudder. A band of blue H-scrolls alternting with red-centered white ovals, balustrated poop and forecastle decks above with pair of seated seamen on each of green main mast hung with four chains. They wear caps, blue breeches, and green shirts. Gold bowsprit and sea monster figurehead, and red main top with a suspension loop.
Date Description Narrative
6/17/1983Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/25/1988Treatmentexamined for condition; cleaned
5/09/1991Examinationexamined for condition
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1550-1625 (Baroque)
gold, enamel
Accession Number
1 5/8 x 1 9/16 in. (4.1 x 4 cm)


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