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A German gilt-copper mounted coconut cup and cover, possibly Nuremberg circa 1550

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Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

A German gilt-copper mounted coconut cup and cover, possibly Nuremberg circa 1550

A German gilt-copper mounted coconut cup and cover, possibly Nuremberg circa 1550

No reserve

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,890

GBP

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A German gilt-copper mounted coconut cup and cover, possibly Nuremberg circa 1550


Coconut body and cover carved with three scenes of winged female personifcations of Temperance, Patience and Fidelity, interrupted by plain panels for the straps and accompanied by animals and within Gothic reserves and leafage, the gilt copper mounts, bracketed vase stem and circular moulded foot, engraved with arabesque scrolls, I motifs and strapwork on hatching, male figure with puffed sleeves finial, fitted inside cover with a similarly engraved disc, and engraved cyrillic lettering below the finial.

25.2cm.; 10in. high

missing one strap mount at upper rim so one strap hangs loose, another strap with small strengthener, large crack in coconut but no losses, finial lacks an attribute from his hand, wear commensurate with age but also generally in good condition and nice colour of gilding


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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Otto F. Ernst, Gold-und Silberschmiedearbeiten 15 -19. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1969, p. 18, no. 100.