22 May 2008,
Price realised USD 85,000
USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A FINE GERMAN SILVER-GILT STANDING CUP AND COVER
MARK OF GEORG LANG, AUGSBURG, 1615-1620
The flaring cylindrical cup above vase-form stem with cherub's masks and applied beaded-scroll brackets, on tiered circular foot, the domed cover with figural finial on spool-form socle applied with similar brackets, the cover, cup, and foot repoussé and chased with fruit and foliage within strapwork against a matted ground, the cover with tongue-and-dart border, the cup engraved near rim with an English Baron's coat-of-arms and coronet, the foot with faint scratch-engraved name, marked on rim of cup and on foot
18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high; 36 oz. (1121 gr.)
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The arms are those of Astley, Barons Hastings, of Norfolk, probably for Sir Jacob Astley, 6th baronet (1797-1859), who succeeded as 16th Baron Hastings in 1841.
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