Overall: 20 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (52.1 x 15 cm)
cup (a): 10 11/16 x 5 7/8 in. (27.1 x 14.9 cm)
cup (b): 10 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (27.3 x 15 cm)
diameter of base (a & b): 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
diam. of medallion (a): 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm)
diam. of medallion (b): 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
The double cup bears the hallmark of the city of Nuremberg and of the goldsmith Mattheus Epfenhausen, listed as a master in 1570. A medallion set in the base of one cup portrays Sigmund Richter, and his family arms are represented in a medallion of the other cup.
Marking: N in circle (Nuremberg); ME conjoined in rectangle, mark of Matheus Epfenhauser.
Ernest (?) Gutmann(by at least 1903); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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. 266, pp. 268-269.