A CONTINENTAL GILT-COPPER COCONUT CUP AND COVER, SWISS OR SOUTH GERMAN, LATE 16TH CENTURY
the broad lip mount and cover engraved with fashionable male and female busts and courtly figures hunting stags, fishing and catching rabbits, on a cast stem and plain domed foot, the underside fitted with a disc with housemark in a shield and initialled T S interrupted by animals, a similar armorial engraved disc in the cover, Wildman finial
31cm., 12in. high
Some splits, dents and old repairs, stem fixed to body, and top of foot detaches, overall wear to engraving but good detail remaining
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