Author Results for Maik-Jens Springmann

The Schlüsselfeld Ship Model of 1503

By Maik-Jens Springmann

The use of table decorations in the form of ship models, known as nefs, became a way of demonstrating prestige among the elite merchant class of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. One of the most impressive and important of these centrepieces is the so-called Schlüsselfeld model made in 1503 for Wilhelm Schlüsselfeld (1483–1549), head of […] Read More

Filed under: Baltic
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Models & Figureheads