Cup and cover in the form of a bearOn display
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Silver-gilt marks on neck and base but not on the head. ‘N’ for Nurnberg and a mark consisting of a shield with a chevron stated by M. Wellby to be for Christoph Ritter II.
Cup and cover in the form of a bear
Artist/makerChristoph Ritter, I (active 1547 - died 1572) (goldsmith)
Datec. 1605 - 1610
Material and technique
Dimensions21.3 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
Karin Tebbe, Ursula Timann, Thomas Eser, Ralf Schürer, Birgit Schübel, Peggy Grosse, Said Habib, Ulrike Rathjen, Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868, 3 (Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nuremberg, 2007), Band 1, Teil 1; no. 729.21, no. BZ13
Wilson, Timothy, ‘The Ashmolean: The Michael Wellby Bequest no. 65, Spring 2013’, (2013), p.3
C. Truman, ‘Oxford's silver gilt bequest: The Art Newspaper’, (2013)
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)