A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER AND COVER, JACOB PFAFF, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1680
the body and cover chased with profiles of three caesars between panels of floral sprays, the cover with stylised swan finial on sheet-scrollwork, the rim engraved with a Hebrew inscription, on three ball feet
15.2cm., 6in. high
163gr. 5oz. 5dwt.
The punch of the makers mark slightly lost in the decoration, town mark clear to body. The cover unmarked. The gilding a nice colour. Cover sits a little loose to the body. Good condition.
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The Hebrew roughly translates as 'This embossed cup is a gift from the charity association to our teacher and Rabbi, the Judge Samuel, son of Rabbi Chaim. Rest In Peace, Ansbach, 1735.'