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Standing Cup

Designer:
Designed by Karl Theodore Bitter (American (born Austria), Vienna 1867–1915 New York)
Manufacturer:
Manufactured by William B. Durgin Company (1853–1905)
Date:
ca. 1900
Geography:
Made in Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); Diam. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); 2559.6 Grams (82.294 Troy Ounces) Lip: Diam. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of Marcus I. Goldman, 1948
Accession Number:
48.173
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
This chalice epitomizes Beaux-Arts sensibilities, particularly in its classical vocabulary and meticulous carved and repoussé ornament. It was made for the golden wedding anniversary of Marcus and Bertha Goldman, the donor's grandparents, and the scenes in the medallions chronicle the couple’s married life. Eros, embracing the trunks of two intertwined trees, is seated on the base as a symbol of the couple’s enduring love.
Inscription: engraved on lip in script: Dem Yubelpaare Im Yubeljahre Von Kind und Kindeskind Geweiht, An Becher's Schwelle Ausedler Quelle Trinkt Glu[umlaut over u]k und Kraft auf ferne Zeit.
chased on foot: In Liebe erdacht In Liebe vollbracht Aus Goldener Tiefe Die Liebe Euchlacht.
engraved on body below embracing couple: 1850 21ten Juli 1900
engraved on body on reserves in front of figures: ARBEITSLUST; WOLTHAETIGKEIT; VATERLANDSLIEBE

Marking: marked on underside: WM. B. DURGIN CO: (incuse) / 18 (in lozenge) K (in circle) D (in lozenge) / CONCORD. N.H (incuse)
Marcus and Bertha Goldman; their grandson, Marcus I. Goldman, Washington, D. C. until 1948
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