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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 659

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER-GILT BEAKERS

    MARK OF MICHAEL GASS, AUGSBURG, 1620-25

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER-GILT BEAKERS
    MARK OF MICHAEL GASS, AUGSBURG, 1620-25
    Each tapering cylindrical, the sides with snakeskin finish and with plain rim and foot, marked underneath
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high
    10 oz. (305 gr.) (2)


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    A beaker by Michael Gass, 1613-1615, though without the snakeskin finish, is illustrated in H. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868, vol. II, no. 230.