The Mechanical Galleon Automaton in the form of a 'nef' or ship table ornament. Made in Augsburg, c 1580 The British Museum. Acquisition date 1866 Donated by Octavius Morgan
The Charles V automatic clock in the form of a nef, (brass & enamel) by Hans Schlottheim.
An automated clock in the form of a 'nef', or galleon, made by Hans Schlottheim. There was a great fascination for automated machines at the end of the sixteenth century, particularly at the courts of Rudolf II in Prague and Süleyman 'the Magnificent' in Constantinople. Hans Schlottheim of Augsburg (1545-1625) was one of the most famous makers of these machines. This gilt-copper and steel automaton was designed to trundle along a grand table to announce a banquet. It takes the form of a nef…
Silver ship is encasing natural nautilus shell as the hull of the ship.
A Continental Silver-gilt, Enamel and Gem-set Nef, probably Hungarian, century.
A Continental silver-gilt, enameled and stone-inset nef apparently unmarked, probably Hungarian, century
A massive parcel-gilt silver and painted enamel nef, Vienna, circa 1880
1503 г. Schlüsselfelder Ship (German Schlüsselfelder Schiff) is a nef or table centrepiece in the form of a model ship, in this case a work of the German Renaissance
Nef of Saint Ursulac. 1500 A. Gold and silver, enamelPalais de Tau, Reims
Nef (standing table ornament in the form of a ship) of silver-gilt. The ship has three masts: the main-mast with crow's-nest, shrouds, stays, and two sails with pennon at the mast-head; the mizen-mast has stays, one sail, made 1530 circa and a crow's-nest, behind it a f
Century Silver, Enameled and Jeweled Nef Ship.
aleyma: “ Esaias zur Linden, Ship, made in the first third of the century (via).
Esais zur Linden, Nef on wheels, The wheels of this nef indicate that it was rolled from guest to guest at the high table. The spout at the bow suggests it could also be used as a ewer.
A miniature silver-gilt, enamel and mother of pearl Nef