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Double Cup

Caspar Beutmüller the Elder
Made in Nuremberg, Germany
Silver, partially gilded, with a silver medallion and a gold glass medallion
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)
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.

Marking: [in circle]: N (Nuremberg); (Mark of Caspar Beutmüller the elder)
Ernest (?) Gutmann(by at least 1903); J. Pierpont Morgan (American)
Gardner, John Starkie. Old Silver-work, Chiefly English, from the XVth to the XVIIIth Centuries: A Catalogue of the Unique Loan Collection Exhibited in 1902 at St. James's Court, London. London: B. T. Batsford, 1903. p. 104, case B, no. 15.

Jones, Edward Alfred. Catalogue of the Gutmann Collection of Plate Now the Property of J. Pierpont Morgan, Esquire. London: Bemrose & Sons, 1907. pl. X.

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