ANTIQUE 19thC GERMAN 17thC STYLE SOLID SILVER MASSIVE STANDING CUP & COVER c1860

ANTIQUE 19thC GERMAN 17thC STYLE SOLID SILVER MASSIVE STANDING CUP & COVER c1860

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2988

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century German Solid Silver standing cup and cover, partially gilt, impressively large (60 cm tall), made in the style of the early-17th Century standing cup and cover made in Augsburg and Nuremberg, beautifully embossed with scrolling foliage and panels depicting Mythological figures, cast knopped stem with protruding masks, the matching cover in the same style is surmounted by a very large figural finial modelled like the Roman goddess Minerva, sponsor of wisdom, arts, trade and strategy.

This is a massive and magnificent decorative piece, finely crafted, the quality challenges the original early-17th Century examples (please follow this link to a very similar cup), the base, the rim and the cover are hallmarked with "13" and other pseudo-marks imitating the old hallmarking (probably Hanau), acid tested shows a 900+ silver standard, it dates to year 1860-1880.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No damage.

SIZE

Height:   60cm

Width:   20cm

Weight:   1830g