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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Cup and cover

Overview

Creator: Friedrich Hillebrandt (goldsmith)
Creation Date: 
c.1600
Materials: 
Silver gilt
Dimensions: 
59.0 x 17.0 x 17.0 cm
RCIN 
51282
Acquirer: George IV, King of the United Kingdom (1762-1830)
Provenance: 
The cup is first recorded in an inventory of c.1828 of Carlton House.
Description:

A lobed silver-gilt standing cup and cover, with a finial cast in form of a knight on horseback, his helmet with an elaborate crest. The cup is engraved around the rim with an inscription. The stem is cast as the figure of Mutius Scaevola, in Roman uniform, thrusting his hand into a brazier.

Further details

Category: 
Works of Art