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Possibly by Hans Heinrich Holzhalb I (died 1632)
17th century
possibly Swiss, Zurich
Silver, partly gilt
3 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (Inscribed on scrolls above the scenes):
KVNIG MELCHISE BRINGT ABRAM WIN, G.14 (Melchizedek brings wine to Abraham);
GOT VERHEIST ABRAM MERW SINST, G.16 (Abraham promised a son);
SARA ERPAVPD ABRAM ZV AGAR, G.16 (Sarah gives Hagar to Abraham);
(Engraved on bosses of lower part): LG + ME, and VE

Marking: [1] I above H (possibly maker's mark of Hans Heinrich Holzhalb I, d. 1632 in Zurich) (See Rosenberg no. 9049);
[2] illegible, perhaps a wheel.
Jeidels Collection (in 1883) ; Mr. Eugen Gutmann (before 1907) ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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