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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP AND COVER
Property of A EUROPEAN FAMILY
A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP AND COVER

MARK OF CASPAR BERTMÜLLER THE YOUNGER, NUREMBERG, 1612-1632

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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER CUP AND COVER
MARK OF CASPAR BERTMÜLLER THE YOUNGER, NUREMBERG, 1612-1632
Heart-shaped, on oval base, the knopped stem supporting flaring cup and cover chased with lozenges, with silver flowers at base of stem and cup, the finial a bouquet of silver flowers, the cover applied with an openwork border, marked on base, at rim of cup and on cover
12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high; 10 oz. 10 dwt. (337 gr.)

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Lot Essay

A similar cup, also heart-shaped and with lozenge chasing, by Jeremias II Flicker, dated 1610, is illustrated in Helmut Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868, 1980, no. 122. Another heart-shaped standing cup, by goldsmith Georg Müller, Nuremberg, circa 1630, sold Christie's, New York, 23 May 2007, lot 60.

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