A CONTIENTAL SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL TAZZA, APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PROBABLY SWISS, 16TH CENTURY
circular bowl centred by a detachable green enamelled armorial disc, circular knopped stem above hexafoils, on circular base with hit and miss ornament
11.5cm., 4 1/2in. high
230gr., 7oz. 10dwt.
Scratches, dents, later nut in stem, otherwise nice.
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Collection Knapp, Berlin
Otto F. Ernst, Gold-und Silberschmiedearbeiten 15 -19. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1969, p. 19, no. 102, catalogued as circa 1400
The arms are probably those Germersheim of Halberstadt.
A 16th century swiss silver-gilt tazza with black enamel armorial, from Baden in Aargau, was sold Sothebys, Geneva, 13 May 1996, lot 191.