A Continental silver gilt tazza, unmarked, probably Spanish or Spanish Netherlands, circa 1600
cast and chased, with Saul anointing David pouring liquid from a horn, Jesse sits to the right, his rejected sons stand to the left, a sacrifice behind while David plays his harp and his called by a servant to his anointing, on a stem and foot, incorporating lion masks and pendant swags, unmarked
15.8cm., 6 1/4in. high
797gr., 25oz. 12dwt.
Ingrid Weber, Deutsche, Niederländische und Französische Renaissanceplaketten
. Munich, 1975. pl. 77. ill. 281. cat. no. 282.
J. W. Frederiks, Dutch Silver, 1952, vol. I, pp.32 and 33