Cup and cover

On display

Cup and cover, silver, parcel-gilt, the stem formed as miner with tools. Tiered bowl of the cup is embossed and chased with scrollwork, hunting scenes and the Arts and Crafts. The cover is embossed and chased with a man writing and a putto with telescope, globe and compasses. The integral finial is formed as a man playing a lute.


  • Title

    Cup and cover

  • Artist/maker

    possibly Johann Nikolaus Spickermann (active c. 1740 - 1745) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

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

    c. 1740 - 1745
  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    33.5 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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