On display

Beaker, silver, parcel-gilt, punched, embossed and engraved, with ghostly dancing figures, portrait roundels and engraved foliage. Around the base is engraved: 'UR ISTEN LEGI MI VELIONK KALMAR CASPAR CHINALTAM 1589'.


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    Simon Kontz (active 1589 - 1598) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Sibiu (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19.5 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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