standing cup~medallion


British Museum

British Museum

Vase and cover; silver-gilt; embossed and chased; set with plates of painted enamel; domed cover surmounted by three obelisks with seated female figure in middle holding two crossed hammers and shield of arms painted in enamel, a gateway with towers, on the front of the shield, or a lion rampant (Frieberg?); label on each obelisk; on sides of cover are six oval enamelled plates, painted in colours in miniature, with various incidents in the siege of Freiberg, over each is an explanatory sentiment on a separate plate; inside cover is convex medallion of white porcelain; body embossed with grotesque masks and military trophies; around upper part are six oval medallions enamelled with incidents of the siege and with labels like those on the cover; below, three plain silver plates with cannon etc; inscribed; three feet in form of frames with enamels emblematic of the divine protection afforded to the besieged; bunches of fruit between the feet; inscribed.

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  • Title: standing cup~medallion
  • Date Created: 1670/1670
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 49.90cm; Diameter: 20.20cm (cover); Diameter: 18.80cm (rim vase); Width: 19.00mm; Weight: 2658.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; embossed; glazed; gilded; painted
  • Subject: heraldry; mammal; grotesque; monument; arms/armour; fruit; siege; tool/implement
  • Registration number: WB.126
  • Production place: Made in Saxony
  • Producer: Made by Klemm, Samuel
  • Material: porcelain; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm