AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT CUP, PROBABLY GERHARD PERNFELS, VIENNA, CIRCA 1580
the bowl chased with putto among foliate strapwork, cast foliate stem, on a similarly chased spreading circular foot
12.5cm., 5in. high
152.7gr., 4oz. 18dwt.
Marks and later control marks clear to rim of bowl. The gilding is later refreshed. Repairs to the foot visible to underside. Otherwise good for age.
"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. 19, no. 103