A Venetian or South German enamelled and gilt armorial goblet, early 16th century
Lot 1
A Venetian or South German enamelled and gilt armorial goblet, early 16th century
Sold for £26,250 (US$ 44,095) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Venetian or South German enamelled and gilt armorial goblet, early 16th century
The flared conical bowl decorated with the arms of Haller von Hallerstein and Imhoff on one side and a pair of helmets with elaborate crests on the other, all between yellow scroll and pendant from three parallel concentric gilt bands below the rim, the base of the bowl with a gilt band above a high conical spreading foot with folded rim, 13.5cm high

Footnotes

  • The crests are those of two Nuremberg patrician families, Haller von Hallerstein and Imhoff. These arms can be found in the stained glass windows of Nuremberg cathedral.

    For an almost identical example see that illustrated by Brigitte Klesse & Axel von Saldern, 500 Jahre Glaskunst, Sammlung Biemann (1968), no.261, p.308 painted with the arms of Ulrich Starck von Reckenhof (1484-1549) and Katharina Imhoff (1493-1557) who were married on 7 February 1513. Both goblets have the unusual feature of three gilt bands below the rim. See also the example sold at Sotheby's 6 October 1992, lot 3.
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