Daniel Sigmund Dockler the Younger (1667–1753, master 1696)
late 17th century
Silver, partly gilded
Height: 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Lucy W. Drexel, 1889
Not on view
Six years before being accepted as a master in the Nuremberg goldsmith’s guild, journeyman Sigmund Dockler created this refined beaker with its superbly embossed decoration. He inscribed it proudly with his initials as well as the date and place of manufacture. Dockler’s skill and talent were remarkable, even by the high standards of Nuremberg. His fame, and that of other Nuremberg masters, was the reason why so many journeymen traveled to the city.
Inscription: Engraved on base: SIGMVND DOCKLER VON NVRNBERG HABE DISES ZUM GEDACHTNVS GEMACHT.
Artist: Fourteen identified German (Augsburg) goldsmiths and other German artisans; Japanese (Imari) porcelain makerDate: ca. 1743–45Medium: Gilt silver, hard-paste porcelain, cut glass, walnut, carved and partially gilt coniferous wood, blind-tooled and partially gilt leather, partially gilt steel and iron, textiles, moiré paper, hog's bristleAccession: 2005.364.1a–d–.48On view in:Gallery 551