The original antique brass alms bowl. decorated in the cente with the Annunciation. ( Luke 1: 26 -39) the announcement by the Angel Gabriel to the kneeling Virgin Mary, that she would become the mother of Jesus, The Son of God. Between them a flowerpot ( with white lillies? = Mary’s purity) and above the plant a pigeon with an aureole. In a circle and Surrounded with a punched decoration. The rim struck with walking ducks.
MESSING - Hermann P. Lockner : Fig. 96 - page. 64.
Koper & Brons Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Onno ten Kuile : Fig.222 - page. 166.
Germany - Nuremberg,
Circa 1500 - 1550
Height : 5 cm. ( 2 inches.)
Diam. 27 cm. ( 10,6 inches.)