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standing cup

1620/1620

British Museum

British Museum

Tall standing cup and cover; silver-gilt; embossed; bowl and foot of similar design: constricted around middle and embossed with bold gadroons; lip engraved with floral scrolls; baluster stem with bosses and scroll brackets; cover with seven bosses of same style as bowl; central pillar supported by four scroll brackets and surmounted by figure of Pope wearing tiara and holding crozier and open book, Gregory the Great?; inscribed.

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  • Title: standing cup
  • Date Created: 1620/1620
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 48.60cm; Diameter: 12.20cm (rim); Diameter: 14.10cm (cover); Diameter: 11.70cm (foot); Weight: 1193.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: embossed; gilded; stamped; engraved
  • Subject: cleric
  • Registration number: WB.105
  • Production place: Made in Nuremberg
  • Producer: Made by M
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection von Rothschild, Anselm
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