standing cup


British Museum

British Museum

Tall standing cup and cover; silver-gilt; bowl contracted in middle, upper part embossed with two bands of petal-like lobes, alternating with chased cartouches; lower part with similar lobes and bosses; baluster stem with three scroll brackets and three terminal figures in high relief alternating with goat's heads; high circular foot with two rows of modelled bosses connected by cartouches; cover similar with high central boss on which is a bearded horseman in dress of about 1600; inscribed.

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  • Title: standing cup
  • Date Created: 1600/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 56.50cm; Diameter: 13.80cm (foot); Diameter: 15.70cm (cup rim); Diameter: 18.10cm (cover rim); Weight: 1727.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; embossed; engraved; gilded; relief; stamped; pointill
  • Subject: equestrian
  • Registration number: WB.104
  • Production place: Made in Nuremberg
  • Producer: Made by Petzolt, Hans
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection von Rothschild, Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Holy Fraternity of Charitable Works