• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 718

    A GERMAN PEWTER GUILD BEAKER 'ZUNFTPOKAL'

    DATED 1688

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GERMAN PEWTER GUILD BEAKER 'ZUNFTPOKAL'
    DATED 1688
    THE DOUBLE DOMED LID SURMOUNTED BY A FIGURAL FINIAL AND ENGRAVED WITH THE TEXT HABE ES GESTOCHEN ICH JOHANNES BUDICH, THE BODY ENGRAVED WITH THE TEXT:
    HANS MATHEUS OTTO
    DER.DI.SEN.WILKOM.NIMET.AN
    UNT.IHM.S.EN.US.SO.SWER.KE.ME.AN
    DER.SOL.SEIN.STA.FE.TUN.
    ANNO 1688

    53 CM. HIGH


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    THE GERMAN "ZUNFTPOKAL" OR "WILKOMM" WAS IN USE FROM THE 17TH CENTURY ONWARDS AND WOULD TRADITIONALLY BE PASSED AROUND AT THE OPENING OF GUILD MEETINGS FOR A WELCOME DRINK. THREE COMPARABLE EXAMPLES ARE ILLUSTRATED IN F. AICHELE, ZINN, MUNICH, 1977, PP. 131-132.

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