Standing Cup

Designed by Karl Theodore Bitter American, born Austria
Manufactured by William B. Durgin Company American

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.

Standing Cup, Designed by Karl Theodore Bitter (American (born Austria), Vienna 1867–1915 New York), Gold, American

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