A 17th century German silver and silver-gilt cup and cover, by Gabriel Schmidt, Augsburg circa 1620,
Lot 53
A 17th century German silver and silver-gilt cup and cover, by Gabriel Schmidt, Augsburg circa 1620,
Sold for £15,600 (US$ 26,692) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 17th century German silver and silver-gilt cup and cover,
by Gabriel Schmidt, Augsburg circa 1620,
inverted pear form, embossed with fruit, leaves and scrolls on a matted ground, removable cover with central flower head finial, on a central stem with calyx and scroll mounts, knopped circular base with decorative border, height 21.5cm, weight 9.5oz.

Footnotes

  • Gabriel Schmidt was born in 1577, made master in 1615 and died in 1643. A silver-gilt cup by the same maker is recorded in the Kremlin, inventory number 11657.

    Literature: 'Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmeide 1529-1868', Band III, Helmut Selig, Verlag C.H. Beck, 1980 edition, page 150, entry 1296 and 'Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen', Marc Rosenberg, Band I, page 85, entry 494.
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