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Abraham and David Roentgen were renowned German cabinetmakers whose workshop was famed throughout Europe for its exquisite marquetry work and complex mechanical devices. Lavishly embellished and expertly crafted, the Apollo clock is one of the best-known pieces of Roentgen furniture.
This clock, from Roentgen-Museum, Neuwied, is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013).
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Cup with cover
Wine cup with cover
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 512
Although this cup was hallmarked in London, it was probably the work of an immigrant German or Flemish goldsmith.
Marking:  leopard's head (London assay office mark);
 lion passant (London assay office mark);
 A in shaped outline (date letter for 1558–59);
 a symbol (indecipherable maker's mark);
Location of marks:
- near lip of cup
William Randolph Hearst , St. Donat's Castle, Wales (until 1938; his sale of silver, Christie's, December 14, 1938, no. 105); Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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