Mill-and-whistle cup

Drinking cup, glass (façon de Venise, vetro a fili) of flaring form, the silver mount consists of a dragon forming a whistle, a mill wheel, a bell, two grotesque masks, two applied shields and a knop inscribed: ''DIE LYDT DIE VERVINDT 1592'. The tail of the dragon is struck on each side with a flower in a shield.


Further reading

Nys, Wim, Zilveren wind-watermolenbekers in Europa ca. 1530-1760 (Ghent, 2012), 38

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