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Guild cup, Shoemakers' Guild

German
18th century


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Height cup 12 1/2"; overall 23 1/8"; weight 47 oz 18 gr.

Accession Number

RES.53.101a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Pearform bowl, surbase with 4 groups a of 3 flutes arabesque chasing between and on upper part, slightly flaring rim with line script inscription dated 1742. Stem a cast figure of a man screwed to domed curved foot with ornament. Cover repeats the foot form, flange with filled holes (for pendants?), with screwed cast gilt figure of warrior in cloak holding staff for attached banner-shaped plaque, shoemakers’ arms on one side, inscription date 1799 on the other. Loose flange riveted at middle of cup has 14 engraved or repousse plaques hung from it.

Markings

Marks on rim: DW & device

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Benjamin Joy