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Silver-gilt cup, 6-lobed at the rim; the upper part is elaborately and minutely cast with masks, plants and insects. The cup is set on a caryatide stem, set on a tri lobed base.
Datec. 1550 - 1560
Material and technique
Dimensions19 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Klaus Pechstein, ‘Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen’, 8, (1966), 237-283, Sketchbook S.1
J.F. Hayward, Virtuoso Goldsmiths and the triumph of Mannerism, 1540-1620 (London, 1976), 416-7, 377
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)