standing cup


British Museum

British Museum

Miniature standing cup and cover; body of rock crystal cylinder, mounted in silver-gilt; embossed and chased; lip embossed with petal-shaped lobes; base with three busts in full relief alternating with masks within frames surrounded by trophies of fruit; baluster stem with S-shaped brackets; three busts in full relief on foot; cover similar, mounted with figure of little boy.

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  • Title: standing cup
  • Date Created: 1600/1625
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 22.20cm; Height: 2.60cm (rock crystal); Diameter: 3.50cm (rock crystal); Diameter: 6.70cm (cover); Diameter: 6.20cm (foot); Weight: 279.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: polished; gilded; relief; incised
  • Registration number: WB.123
  • Production place: Made in Germany. Made in Baltic
  • Material: rock crystal; 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 Fitzroy, Robert