Cup and cover

On display

The body and lid are made of joined curved panels of mother-of-pearl, silver-gilt mounts with a finial in the form of a monkey. The stem is formed as a twisted tree trunk, with a squirrel and a parrot.


  • Title

    Cup and cover

  • Artist/maker

    probably Jerg Hainlin (active 1602 - 1630) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Augsburg (place of creation)
    Gujarat (possible) (possible place of creation)
    India (place of creation)
  • Date

    1610 - 1615
  • Material and technique

    silver-gilt, mother-of-pearl

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    18.5 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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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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