Cup and cover in the form of an owlOn display
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Silver gilt cup and cover in the form of an owl; the wings hinged, his eyes made with garnets. Engraved on the neck ‘DRINK. AUS. SETZ. NIEDER. SCHENCK. EIN. FEILS WIEDER’.
Cup and cover in the form of an owl
Datec. 1570 - 1580
Material and technique
silver-gilt, glass; cast base
Dimensions15.5 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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C. Truman, ‘Oxford's silver gilt bequest: The Art Newspaper’, (2013)
Wilson, Timothy, ‘The Ashmolean: The Michael Wellby Bequest no. 65, Spring 2013’, (2013), p.3
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)