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standing cup~medal

1570/1580

British Museum

British Museum

Standing cup and cover; body and cover formed of ostrich egg-shell mounted in silver, chased and gilded; body held by four vertical bands chased and pierced with formal scrollwork; upper border of similar design; stem represents spiral tree-trunk entwined by vine with lizard, squirrel and enamelled tortoise; base chased with framework containing trophies of fruit; cover bands similar to body, and surmounted by figure of ostrich holding horse-shoe; inside is silver-gilt medal with bearded bust to left of Hieronimus Loter on obverse; reverse: shepherd seated and leaning on hour-glass, sheep at his knee, castle in background; inscribed. Openwork.

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  • Title: standing cup~medal
  • Date Created: 1570/1580
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 38.50cm; Diameter: 13.00cm (cup); Diameter: 10.80cm (foot); Diameter: 11.00cm (bowl rim); Diameter: 11.50cm (cover); Weight: 1166.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.111

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