A GERMAN SILVER-GILT FRUIT-SHAPED CUP AND COVER, THE FOOT MARKED FOR CHRISTIAN HORNUNG, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1680
stylised pine-cone form, the cover with finial modelled as a falconer supporting a heraldic shield, with engraved coat-of-arms and dated 1657, quatrafoil open scrollwork stem between sheet-scrollwork, on a spreading circular base chased with fruits and flowers, later Dutch control marks to cover, body, and foot
26.2cm., 10 1/2in.high
274gr., 8oz. 16dwt.
The foot only marked. Possibly a marriage. No obvious issues otherwise. Good condition overall.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Otto F. Ernst, Gold-und Silberschmiedearbeiten 15 -19. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1969, p. 18, no. 34.