SilverSalto de línea BurgosSalto de línea Pedro García MonteroSalto de línea Late 16th centurySalto de línea
Nowadays this type of cylindrical ewer is the most characteristic example of Spanish secular silver during the Habsburg period. It was usually accompanied by a matching circular basin into which water was poured for washing hands. In 16th-century ewers the spout was adorned with a figurehead. Castilian and Aragonese ewers from the same period usually have handles shaped like a number 7, whereas the handles of Sevillian ewers are shaped like an inverted 5.
Here you can find information about objects related to the two ruling dynasties of this period, the Habsburgs and the Bourbons. The items on display reflect political and social transformations, technical and scientific advances, and the creation of new political spaces and trading arenas in Europe and America. All of these changes occurred between the 16th and 19th centuries, during the Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment and the early days of liberalism.