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THE VALLERSCHLEBEN CUP
A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT CUP AND COVER
MAKER'S MARK OF HANNS ENDERES, NUREMBERG, 1620-1629
On circular lobed foot, the partly hexagonal lobed stem with applied beaded caryatid scroll brackets between foliate calyxes, the bowl chased with swirling lobes beneath wreath and plain rim, the lobed cover with swirling centre with vase of flowers finial, the base applied later with an oval plaque engraved with lion and inscription, marked on foot, border and cover, with assay scrape on foot and border
The inscription reads 'EIN. EHRBAHR RAHT .ZU.VALLERSCHLEBEN', which translates as the honourable town council of Vallerschleben (now Fallersleben).