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Probably by Johann II Beckert (1654–1704, master ca. 1684)
late 17th–early 18th century
German, Augsburg
Silver gilt, silver medallions
Height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: On medallions:
1. Man grabt es wegen Früchbarkeit.
2. Wann man es mit Verstand beschneidt.
3. So bringt es Künftig Nütz und Freud.

1. One digs for the sake of fruitfulness.
2. If one prunes with judgement.
3. Thus in the future come profit and gladness.

Marking: [1] pinecone (Augsburg town mark, 1698–1705);
[2] I B in oval (maker's mark, probably Johann II Beckert, born 1654, master ca. 1684, died 1704)
[ Edward Alfred Jones , until 1912; sold to MMA ]
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