H. Kohlhaussen (Nuremberger Goldschmiedekunst des Mittelalters und Der Durerzeit 1240 bis 1540, Berlin, 1968, figs. 467-473) illustrates a number of cups of this standard form, including a single example in the Stadt Hall in Tirol (fig. 470) which is very similar to the present example, and which he dates to circa 1500. The enamels in the base of the cups appear to be late-nineteenth-century Spitzer additions, when presumably the stems of the cups were soldered. Metal analysis shows the silver to be consistent with the dating of circa 1500.