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Cup

Date:
possibly late 16th century amber, with 18th-19th century metalwork mount
Culture:
German
Medium:
Amber, gold and enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 7/8 × 3 1/4 in. (9.8 × 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.546
Not on view
This gold-mounted, enameled amber cup reflects the taste of the electors of Saxony and resembles the work of Gabriel Gipfel, whose rock-crystal and enameled gold crucifix, and several jeweled pendants are in the Green Vaults in Dresden.
Cardinal Alessandro Farnese (?) ; Cardinal Rannucio Farnese, Bishop of Parma (?) ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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