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standing cup

1568/1568

British Museum

British Museum

Standing cup and cover; silver-gilt; embossed, etched and chased; middle zone of bowl cylindrical and embossed with three terminal figures in niches, spaces filled with grotesque figures and strapwork; upper part expands and is embossed in ten foliations with etched scrolls between; base chased in relief with fruit; chased baluster stem with three cupids' heads; two borders on foot, one chased, one etched; cover with border in relief, six finger-rings alternating with scallop-shells and lion masks; knob formed of nude female figure holding shield; inside a medallion with bust of old man; in relief beneath foot, arms and crest of Tucher of Nuremberg with helmet and mantlings; inscribed.

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  • Title: standing cup
  • Date Created: 1568/1568
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 25.70cm; Diameter: 11.10cm (cover); Diameter: 8.50cm (foot); Diameter: 10.50cm (cup); Weight: 609.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; embossed; etched; gilded; relief; punched; pierced; cast
  • Registration number: WB.101.a
  • Production place: Made in Nuremberg
  • Producer: Made by Lindenberger, Christoph
  • Material: niello; silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Rothschild, Lionel Nathan de. Previous owner/ex-collection Rothschild, Alfred
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