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Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
Post Lot Text
A GERMAN SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER
MAKER'S MARK OF LEONHARD VORCHHAMER, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1630
In the Gothic style, the hexafoil foot and body repoussé and chased with swirling lobes, the stem with beaded scroll brackets terminating in female heads, the body and cover applied with rope-work border, the silver finial formed as a vase of flowers, marked on base, border and cover and with assay scrape
The present lot is a good example of the Gothic revival in silver, popular in Nuremberg in the early 17th century, initiated by one of the most talented goldsmiths, Hans Petzolt, who revived and modernised the Gothic style abandoned some hundred years before. For another particularly fine example by Petzolt, dated 1596 formerly in the Fritz and Eugen Gutmann collection, see Christie's London, 11th June 2003, lot 162.