Cup and coverOn display
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Cup and cover, silver-gilt, on the cover a pinecone finial is supported by two scrolling brackets. On the body embossed three masks in relief; the surface is etched and chased with strapwork and minute scrolls. Within the cover, is a cast medallion with 'CHRISTOF:FABIUS. GUGEL V.I.D.AET.55.AO:85'.
Cup and cover
Artist/makerprobably Christoph Ritter, I ("Christoph Ritter, I") (active 1547 - died 1572) (goldsmith)
Material and technique
silver-gilt; cast, chased, etched
Object typecontainer vessel cup drinking-cup covered cup
Dimensions23 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Marc Rosenberg, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen (Frankfurt, 1922-28), 3880c, 3881
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)