A 16th century German silver beaker by Christoph Lindenberger, Nuremburg third quarter of 16th century, incused stamped in border "U D"
Lot 145
A 16th century German silver beaker
by Christoph Lindenberger, Nuremburg third quarter of 16th century, incused stamped in border "U D"
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,093) inc. premium
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A 16th century German silver beaker by Christoph Lindenberger, Nuremburg third quarter of 16th century, incused stamped in border "U D" A 16th century German silver beaker by Christoph Lindenberger, Nuremburg third quarter of 16th century, incused stamped in border "U D"
Lot Details
Colonial and Continental Silver
A 16th century German silver beaker
by Christoph Lindenberger, Nuremburg third quarter of 16th century, incused stamped in border "U D"
Cylindrical form and terminating in a spread foot with relief pattern of arabesques, raised on three cast feet modelled as crouching naked putto resting on a medlar fruit, the upper band probably after an engraving from the Virgil Solis workshop and depicting an extensive hunting party slaying a boar and stags within a woodland setting, height 10.5cm, weight 8.91oz.

Footnotes

  • Christoph Lindenberger became a master of his craft in 1546 (dying 1586), and was a contemporary of leading silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer during the second half of 16th century. Unfortunately Lindenberger was over-shadowed by this talented silversmith the so-called "Cellini of the North", and possibly resulted in his limited out-put of silver, as Marc Rosenberg only records 13 pieces made by him, Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen, pp 78-79, entry number 3878.

    For an example of his work, see: Hugh Tait, Catalogue of the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum II. The Silver Plate, (British Museum Publications Ltd., 1988), pp 111 - 121, published for the Trustees of the British Museum. His most famous work is in the Grünes Gewölbe, Dresden, the amusing "Wheelbarrow group" depicting alcoholism and gluttony.
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