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Post Lot Text
A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT HEART-SHAPED CUP (HERZPOKAL)
MAKER'S MARK OF GEORG MULLNER, NUREMBERG, 1632-1640
On spreading plain and matted fluted foot, the stem applied with three scrolls terminating in monster's heads between two foliate terraces, the heart-shaped body and cover with hob-nail ornament, the cover with open-work trefoil border and elaborate flower finial, marked on foot, border and cover, assay scrape beneath the base and on border
This Herzpokal was typically produced in Nuremberg in the first half of 17th century. Georg Müllner specialized in this form and is believed to have made at least ten (see K. Tebbe et al., Nürnberg Goldschmiedekunst, vol.1, Nuremberg, 2007, p.285).