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"The 1869 Regensburger Silberfund: A Seventeenth-Century Hoard of Silver"

Stielau, Allison
26 pages
14 illustrations
9.25 x 11.25 in
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The Metropolitan Museum Journal is issued annually and publishes original research on works of art in the Museum’s collection. Highlights of volume 58 include an investigation of how boldly colored orange glass and enamels were produced at Qing imperial workshops; a rare portrait of Joanna de Silva, an Indian servant, by British artist William Wood in 1792; and the extraordinary discovery of a hoard of German silver cups and tankards hidden for more than two hundred years.

Tankard, Abraham Riederer, the Elder  German, Gilded silver, German, Augsburg
Abraham Riederer, the Elder
ca. 1580–85
Two double standing cups (trussing cups), Simon Pissinger, Gilded silver, German, Regensburg
Simon Pissinger
ca. 1600
Covered Goblet with a Knight on the Lid, Albrecht Altdorfer  German, Etching
Albrecht Altdorfer
Wager cup (Jungfrauenbecher), Hieronymus Imhof, Silver, partly gilt, cold-painted enamel, German, Augsburg
Hieronymus Imhof
ca. 1620

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Stielau, Allison. “The 1869 Regensburger Silberfund: A Seventeenth-Century Hoard of Silver.” Metropolitan Museum Journal 58 (December 1, 2023): 33–58.