On display

Cup, silver, parcel-gilt. The cup is formed as a shell. At the top a handle formed of a winged female head. The stem is formed as a boy holding a cornucopia; the base is open work with grotesque creatures. Engraved below the rim, a shield of arms with the initials 'IE' and the date '1627' and are identified by M. Wellby as for Johan Heinrich Egli.


  • Title


  • Artist/maker

    Heinrich Hofmann, I (active 1597 - 1652) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Winterthur (place of creation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    19 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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