Silver stem cups of this elegant, lobed shape, where the lobes continue up to a slightly everted edge, are very rare. A very similar stem cup from the collection of Martin Mansson was sold at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 178. The Mansson cup was referenced by Gyllensvärd in his various catalogues of the Kempe Collection as a comparable of the present cup. Another cup of this shape, decorated with hunting motifs, dated to the 8th century, is in the Hakutsuru Art Museum and illustrated by Ryoichi Hayashi, The Silk Road and the Shoso-in, New York/Tokyo, 1975, p. 86, pl. 88.