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Cup with cover

Designer:
Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)
Artist:
Finial figure after a composition by Abraham Lotter the Elder (died 1612)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Rock crystal, enameled gold
Dimensions:
Height: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification:
Natural Substances-Rock Crystal
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.661a, b
Not on view
The design for the entire covered cup, crystal included, is by Reinhold Vasters. The drawings for it exist at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The finial figure, Caritas, has been derived from a similar composition on the Hausaltar of Albrecht V at the Schatzkammer in Munich, made by Abraham Lotter the Elder, 1573–74.
Frédéric Spitzer ; Benjamin Altman (until 1913; bequeathed to MMA)
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