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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    A FINE GERMAN SILVER-GILT STANDING CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF GEORG LANG, AUGSBURG, 1615-1620

    Price Realised  

    A FINE GERMAN SILVER-GILT STANDING CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF GEORG LANG, AUGSBURG, 1615-1620
    The flaring cylindrical cup above vase-form stem with cherub's masks and applied beaded-scroll brackets, on tiered circular foot, the domed cover with figural finial on spool-form socle applied with similar brackets, the cover, cup, and foot repoussé and chased with fruit and foliage within strapwork against a matted ground, the cover with tongue-and-dart border, the cup engraved near rim with an English Baron's coat-of-arms and coronet, the foot with faint scratch-engraved name, marked on rim of cup and on foot
    18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high; 36 oz. (1121 gr.)


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    The arms are those of Astley, Barons Hastings, of Norfolk, probably for Sir Jacob Astley, 6th baronet (1797-1859), who succeeded as 16th Baron Hastings in 1841.