Covered Beaker

Attributed to Hans Greiff German

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The emblem of the fisherman’s guild—a boat’s rudder and fishing hook crossed—is affixed to the inside of the beaker’s cover. Proud of their trade up and down the Danube, members of the fisherman’s guild embellished their emblem—a boat’s rudder and fishing hook crossed—to the inside of the lid of this festive drinking cup. A few years later, in 1498, they affixed the same motif to the guild house that they owned in the city of Ingolstadt.

Covered Beaker, Attributed to Hans Greiff (German, active ca. 1470–died 1516 Ingolstadt), Silver, gilt, German

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