A HUNGARIAN SILVER BEAKER, ISTVÁN BÁNYAI, KOLOZSVÁR, 1649
matted between plain bands, engraved with a coat of arms and inscribed Ianos Paloczi Horvath 1649, the rim initialled FK
13.8cm., 5 1/2in. high
355gr., 11oz. 8dwt.
Some dents, splits and old repairs, good weight, good mark, engraving of armorial still fairly crisp
"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."
Most probably, Elemér Köszeghy, Magyarországi ötvösjegyek…, Budapest, 1936, no. 995A
János Pálóczi Horváth, created prince in 1649 was educated at the university of Padua. He became Secretary (equivalent to Chancellor) to the Prince of Transylvania, George II Rákóczi, also in 1649.