Modelli artificiosi di vasi diversi d'argento (Artistic Models of Various Silver Vases)

Modelles artificiels, de divers vaisseaux d'argent
Constighe Modellen, van verscheijden silvere Vasen

about 1650
Illustrated by Adam van Vianen (Dutch, about 1569–1627), Etched by Theodor van Kessel (Dutch, 1620–after 1660), Publisher Christiaen van Vianen (Dutch (Utrecht, about 1600/1605–1667))

Place of Publication: Utrecht, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Guilmard, p. 506; Berlin 1021; Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, IX, pp. 238-39, nos. 80-127, 137


Overall: 36.2 x 26 x 1.5 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of etched title page and 47 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Bound sets

(Utrecht: Christiaen van Vianen [about 1650]) Folio; 48 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red-brown morocco

Designs for ornamental silver vessels in so-called “cartilage” style; portrait of Adam van Vianen (pl. 18)

Utrecht: Christiaen van Vianen [about 1650]


Lower left: monogram AV; upper right: 23


William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, March 12, 1959.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis