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Double Cup

Artist:
Caspar Beutmüller the Elder
Date:
1590–1600
Geography:
Made in Nuremberg, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Silver, partially gilded, with a silver medallion and a gold glass medallion
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 9/16 x 5 3/8 in. (42.1 x 13.7 cm) cup (a): 9 x 5 3/8 in. (22.9 x 13.7 cm) cup (b): 9 1/8 x 5 5/16 in. (23.2 x 13.5 cm) diam. of medallion (a): 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm) diam. of medallion (b): 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.609a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 306
Caspar Beutmüller moved from Venice to Nuremberg in 1585, where he became a master goldsmith and a citizen of the city. He made this cup in about 1590-1600. He apparently kept it in his household until he sold and marked it three years before his death.
Inscription: IERONIMVS LOTER AETAT. XXXXVI. 1544

Marking: [in circle]: N (Nuremberg); (Mark of Caspar Beutmüller the elder)
Ernest (?) Gutmann(by at least 1903); J. Pierpont Morgan
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