Cup

On display

Silver-gilt cup, 6-lobed at the rim; the upper part is elaborately and minutely cast with masks, plants and insects. The cup is set on a caryatide stem, set on a tri lobed base.

Details

  • Title

    Cup

  • Artist/maker

    probably Wenzel Jamnitzer (1508 - 1585) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Nuremberg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1550 - 1560
  • Material and technique

    silver-gilt; cast

  • Object type

    cup
  • Dimensions

    19 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.81

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Further reading

Klaus Pechstein, ‘Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen’, 8, (1966), 237-283, Sketchbook S.1

J.F. Hayward, Virtuoso Goldsmiths and the triumph of Mannerism, 1540-1620 (London, 1976), 416-7, 377

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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