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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 660

    A HUNGARIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER

    CIRCA 1620, APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PERHAPS DEBRECEN

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    A HUNGARIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER
    CIRCA 1620, APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PERHAPS DEBRECEN
    Tapering cylindrical and with flared lip, on spreading foot, applied above with gilt moulded and waved rib and chased with foliage borders, the body chased with stylised tears on a stippled ground, chased beneath the lip with a band of gilt masks, fruit, foliage and strapwork
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high
    11 oz. (363 gr.)


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    A very similar beaker from the collection of the Hungarian National Museum was exhibited London, The Gilbert Collection, A Celebration of Hungarian Gold and Silver, 2004, no. 18. That example was made in 1621 for the Guild of Shoemakers of the eastern Hungarian town of Debrecen and relates to other examples made in the late 16th and early 17th century in Turkish occupied Hungary.

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