Cup and cover in the form of a musketeer

On display

His sword, staff and musket detachable; reinforcing piece round the neck of the head.

Details

  • Title

    Cup and cover in the form of a musketeer

  • Artist/maker

    Georg Christoph Erhart, I (1593 - 1628) (goldsmith)
  • Associated place

    Augsburg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1595 - 1600
  • Material and technique

    parcel-gilt silver

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    26 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    2

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

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

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.162

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Further reading

Jones, Edward Alfred, Catalogue of the Collection of Old Plate of Leopold de Rothschild, Esquire (London, 1907), 18, plate XVIII

J.F. Hayward, Virtuoso Goldsmiths and the triumph of Mannerism, 1540-1620 (London, 1976), 505, 386-7

Wilson, Timothy, ‘The Ashmolean: The Michael Wellby Bequest no. 65, Spring 2013’, (2013), p.3

C. Truman, ‘Oxford's silver gilt bequest: The Art Newspaper’, (2013)

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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