Cup and cover in the form of a bear

On display

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.

Details

  • Title

    Cup and cover in the form of a bear

  • Artist/maker

    Christoph Ritter, I (active 1547 - died 1572) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Nuremberg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1605 - 1610
  • Material and technique

    silver-gilt

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    21.3 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    2

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.158

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Further reading

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)

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