A German Parcel-gilt Silver and Enamel "Adam and Eve" Cup and Cover, Lazarus Posen, Frankfurt, circa 1900
10,000 - 15,000 USD
bidding is closed
- marked on base
- height 21 3/8 in.
the body and cover embossed with pomegranates and applied with gothic foliage sprouting apples, the tree trunk stem flanked by figures of Adam and Eve and entwined by a serpent, the finial in the form of St. George slaying the Dragon, set throughout with hardstones jewels
This is a copy of the cup attributed to Ludwig Krug of Nuremberg, circa 1515-20. The drawing for Krug's cup is in the Lubkowitz Inventory, formerly in Raudnitz Castle, Bohemia (See Carl Hernmark, The Art of the European Silversmith, No. 75, p. 31).