Beaker and cover

On display

Beaker and cover, ivory and silver-gilt, elaborately carved and with silver-gilt mounts and three feet; both set with diamonds. The body is carved with scenes of a staghunt with stags, horseman, and dogs. The lid is carved with two dogs attacking a stag and, around the edge, stag-heads and dog-heads.


  • Title

    Beaker and cover

  • Artist/maker

    possibly Johann Heinrich Köhler (1669 - 1736) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Dresden (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1720
  • Material and technique

    elephant-ivory, silver-gilt, diamonds; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 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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