9 May 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A large and important german silver and silver-gilt cup and cover 'Traubenpokal'
Mark of Andreas de Meyere, Hamburg, circa 1640
On domed circular foot with lobes and applied foliate scrolls above, the Bacchus putto stem holding a pine-cone and branch, further foliate scrolls above, the cup and detachable cover shaped as a stylised bunch of grapes, C-scroll and openworked vine-shaped finial with pine-cone, gilt inside, marked on upper rim
52,5 cm. high
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Another less impressive cup and cover by the same maker is illustrated in Erich Schliemann, Die Goldschmiede Hamburgs, Hamburg, 1985, Vol. III, no. 229, pp. 110-111, illustrated
" ! " : This lot is imported from outside the EU. For each lot the buyer's premium is calculated at 31.1% of the hammer price up to a value of €150,000 plus 21.58% of any amount in excess of €150,000.
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