German (Augsburg)
late 16th century–early 17th century
Marked by Georg Christoph Erhart (German, born about 1550, master about 1593, died in 1 died in 1628)

Object Place: Europe, Germany


Overall: 18.5 x 17.1 cm (7 5/16 x 6 3/4 in.) Other (h. to cover rim): 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.) Other (Diameter of base): 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Not On View





Cylindrical with ornate figured handle and hinged slightly raised lid with cast finial in form of winged putto. On body, three vertically seamed, formed, and chased sections with relief scenes separated by Corinthian columns..


Lid is marked on rim with unidentified mark CF in molded border and with indecipherable mark. Body is marked with same stamp CF near top edge and on foot rim. The foot rim is also marked with an unidentified duty mark and with an indecipherable mark. Base is marked with the assy mark for Augburg, last quarter of the 16th century-first quarter of 17th century (possibly 1610-15) and with the maker's mark.


By 1993, William A. Coolidge, Topsfield and Cambridge, MA (d. 1992); 1993, bequest of William A. Coolidge. (Accession date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge