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A German gilt-metal wager cup (jungfrauenbecher), late 19th century
an electrotype copy of a beaker made by Caspar Widman (1554-90) dated 1566, the cup with panels of arabesques and an inscription, the top modeled as a classical female head
height 9 1/4 in.
23.5 cm
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Provenance

Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973

Literature

Nürnberger Goldschmiedekunst 1541-1868 / Meister, Werke, Marken 1: Textband, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 2007, p. 450, where this beaker is listed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Catalogue Note

The inscription translates as, "A friend brings honor to the house which brings joy to the man who welcomes the wine and which also brings joy to the man's heart. 1566."

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