standing cup


British Museum

British Museum

Standing cup and cover; chalcedony; silver-gilt mounts; flattened globular body, lower part gadrooned; upright lip; knop with spiral flutes; octagonal base; conical cover, gadrooned on upper part; mount in form of coronet of trefoils; Gothic finial on top; mounts with tree-trunk entwined with vine leaves; cup rests on mount of oak leaves; colour is mainly grey, passing into lilac or a milky tint, with veins of red and white.

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  • Title: standing cup
  • Date Created: 1480/1480
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 26.90cm; Height: 9.40cm (bowl and neck); Width: 12.60mm (foot rim); Diameter: 11.70cm (max); Diameter: 8.00cm (cover rim); Weight: 1114.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.119