Mug with medallions

Johann Gottfried Holl1678 - 1689

The Wilanów Palace Museum

The Wilanów Palace Museum

This excellently preserved vassel is covered with rich decoration arranged in four vertical fields and composed of acanthus leaves and two bunches of fruit tied with ribbons, with, prominent among them, two medallions with busts of Michael Korybut Wiśniowiecki and John III Sobieski modelled after medals designed by Johann Höhn the Younger.

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  • Title: Mug with medallions
  • Date Created: 1678 - 1689
  • Technique: repoussé, silver-gilt, engraved silver
  • Provenance: Acquisition, bequeathed in March 1978 by Mrs Jadwiga Kilaczycka from London and her brother Mr Piotr Głowacki of Warsaw, on the 300th anniversary of Wilanów.
  • Physical Dimensions: w140 x h200 mm
  • Goldsmith: Johann Gottfried Holl
  • Description: Inscriptions on the medallions: Michael D. Grex Pol M D LIT: RUS: PRUS MASSAM and IOAN: III D. G. REX POLONIARUM and on the top: When this you See, Remember mee and HENDRICH GISIUS.
  • Type: Decorative arts
  • Rights: Wilanów Palace Museum, Photo: Z. Reszka