Sunday, December 7, 2014

SILVER SHIP SHLYUSSELFELDERA

IN THE MIDDLE AGES THE IMPORTANCE OF MR. LUNCH WAS A RITUAL RATHER THAN JUST A MEAL. GUESTS ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE ANY SEAT AT THE TABLE AS A PLACE AT THE DINNER TABLE CHARACTERIZED THE STATUS OF THE GUEST, SPOKE IN HIS POSITION IN MEDIEVAL SOCIETY. AND IN ORDER TO HIGHLIGHT THE PLACES OF HONOR AT THE TABLE, ALONG WITH OTHER ATTRIBUTES USED UTENSILS OF GOLD AS WELL AS GOLD-PLATED SILVER ITEMS TO DECORATE THE TABLE.silver jewelry ship Shlyusselfeldera

 

 


 

In the 15-16 centuries for such purposes served castors. In France and Germany in the mod 's were salt shakers in the shape of a ship, but also use other forms.

 

 

gilded ship Shlyusselfeldera

Ship Shlyusselfeldera

Silver ship Shlyusselfeldera

Ship Shlyusselfeldera (right side view)

In any case, for the rich table for the guests of honor posed such a salt shaker: the host and the most distinguished guests dipped pieces of meat and fish in the salt shaker, which was located in a special recess large gilt or gold table decorations.

precious ship Bёrgli

Ship Bёrgli

precious silver ship Bёrgli

Ship Bёrgli (artistic lighting)

Guest "easier" on the table were placed small castors.
As for the ship Shlyusselfeldera, it was made ​​in Nuremberg in 1503 of silver gilt.Salt shaker is an exact model of a sailing ship from the early 16th century.

Triangular gilt salt shaker

Triangular salt shaker with lid, 1618
Silver, gilding,

In the late 15th century and early 16th century there was the fashion for collecting beautiful things aristocracy and Regal houses. Contributed to this passion and skills development, and the increased flow of silver from India and America. Besides increased silver production in Europe: in Germany, Austria and Hungary.
Particularly popular products purchased German goldsmiths of silver and gold. In particular, the glory of German silver master Wenzel Jamnitzer.

 


 

grace-cup master Wenzel Jamnitzer
In addition to salt shakers special representative role played grace-cups with lids, which were intended more to decorate the table than to receive drinks.Particularly fashionable cups were in the form of an inverted pineapple.














grace-cup apple
Separate kind of decorations for the table were "fountain of pleasure" - a fairly sophisticated devices, decorated with various figures and ornaments. Individual parts Fountain driven by the energy of falling water and / or watch movements.
If the ships, cups and fountains were used to decorate the table, then "test trees" had a utilitarian purpose. Test tree - it is a beautiful metal stand which includes 15 jewels. The stones were intended to identify and / or neutralize the poison in food served and drinks. On the table, my lord man was standing at least one such tree.



 

 

table decoration jewelry

Mother Earth (or Merkel) table decoration, 1549

Stones from the tree in turn lowered into the supplied food and drinks - it was believed that the stone changes color or covered with moisture, any chance of food will be poison. It must be said that in addition to stones, to search for the poison in food and beverages, are widely used and special tasters, who were trying to bring to the table all the food and drinks first.

By the 18th century the fashion for great decoration and passed to the tables began to place only small objects. In particular, with 60 years in vogue blue glass salt shakers in the perforated silver frame. At the same time appeared on the table and pepper. And the ships are gone. And very few of them left - the bulk of these "salt shakers" was          

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