View full screen - View 1 of Lot 5. A German large parcel-gilt corporation cup shaped as a lion on a terrace, probably Lüneburg circa 1580 | Grand lion en argent et vermeil formant coupe de corporation sur sa terrasse, probablement Lünebourg vers 1580.
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A German large parcel-gilt corporation cup shaped as a lion on a terrace, probably Lüneburg circa 1580 | Grand lion en argent et vermeil formant coupe de corporation sur sa terrasse, probablement Lünebourg vers 1580

A German large parcel-gilt corporation cup shaped as a lion on a terrace, probably Lüneburg circa 1580 | Grand lion en argent et vermeil formant coupe de corporation sur sa terrasse, probablement Lünebourg vers 1580

A German large parcel-gilt corporation cup shaped as a lion on a terrace, probably Lüneburg circa 1580 | Grand lion en argent et vermeil formant coupe de corporation sur sa terrasse, probablement Lünebourg vers 1580

A large parcel-gilt corporation cup shaped as a lion on a terrace, probably Lüneburg circa 1580


the oval terrace embossed with flowers, leaves, snake and lizard, the lion tail raised, detachable head


Long 26.5 cm, 1117.5 g ; 10 7/16in high, 39.5oz

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Grand lion en argent et vermeil formant coupe de corporation sur sa terrasse, probablement Lünebourg vers 1580


la terrasse ovale repoussé de fleurs, feuillages, serpent et lézard, le lion la queue redressée, la tête amovible 

In overall good condition. 

Marked on terrace rim, also marked with two import marks, one nut missing under the base. 

One restoration at the top of the fore right leg. 

Rare piece.

For further information on the condition of this lot please contact thierry.de.lachaise@sothebys.com


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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

A recent test made by Dr. Richter on this lion is available on request.


For a lion relatively similar with the mark of Jochkym Grypeswolt, Lüneburg, 1541, see the Lüneburg Town Hall collection, illustrated in Scheffler, p. 1258 

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Un test récent du Dr. Richter sur ce lion est disponible sur demande.


Pour un lion relativement proche au poinçon de Jochkym Grypeswolt, Lunebourg, 1541, voir la collection de l'Hôtel de Ville de Lûneburg, illustrée dans Scheffler, p. 1258.