Model Stove

About this object

Cultural context

functional; decorative

Iconographic meaning

Decorated with figures in archways, perhaps after one of the many engraving or woodcuts of mythical, biblical, and historic figures by German artist Sebald Beham (1500–1550). The chimney has the initials F H inscribed. There is an arched opening at the back, which replicates those found on regular-size stoves, used for feeding fuel into the stove.

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Physical description

Hollow green earthenware model stove on flat base, stove standing on base with six feet. Three sides have relief horizontal scroll lower bands, upper sections divided into 5 persons standing under arches. Pyramid shaped chimney on top has inscribed initials.