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Covered Cup

15th century
Rock crystal, gilt silver, glass cabochons and pearls
Overall: 9 7/16 x 3 1/4 in. (24 x 8.2 cm) without lid: 7 3/16 x 3 1/4 in. (18.3 x 8.2 cm) lid only: 2 3/8 x 3 1/16 in. (6.1 x 7.8 cm)
Lapidary Work-Crystal
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.662a, b
Not on view
Frédéric Spitzer (d. 1890), Paris; Benjamin Altman, New York
La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité, Moyen-Age, Renaissance. Vol. II. Mâcon: Imprimerie Protat Frères, 1890–1891. no. Pierres Dures 42, p. 235.

Spitzer, Frédéric, ed. La Collection Spitzer: Antiquité -- Moyen-Age -- Renaissance. Vol. 5. Paris: Maison Quantin, 1890–1893. no. Gemmes 42, p. 24.

Catalogue des objets d'art et de haute curiosité: antiques, du moyen-âge & de la renaissance, composant l'importante et précieuse Collection Spitzer. Vol. 2. Paris: Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17–June 16, 1893. no. 2634, p. 162, pl. LIX.

Husband, Timothy B., and Jane Hayward, ed. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. New York: Dutton Publishing, 1975. no. 265, p. 268.

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