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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 154

    A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF ADOLF GAAP, AUGSBURG, 1684-1689

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    A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF ADOLF GAAP, AUGSBURG, 1684-1689
    Slightly tapering cylindrical and on three ball feet, the body chased with busts of the Roman emperors Nero Claud [sic] (r.54-68); Vitelius [sic] (r.69-69) and Traianus [Hadrian] (r.117-138), the cover chased with the bust of the Roman emperors Tiberius (r.14-37); Clodius [sic] (r.41-54) and Vespas [sic] (r.69-79), each between military trophies, the cover with ball finial, marked underneath and on cover
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high
    30 oz. (919 gr.)


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    Adolph Gaap seems to have specialised in cups and covers such as this. Three similar examples, each on bold ball feet like the present example are illustrated in H. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868, Munich, 1980, vol.II, pl. 389, 390 and 391.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE DUKE OF ATHOLL