A silver-gilt double cup, German, circa 1600.

Each cup has a hemispherical bowl chased with panels of landscapes, fruit and scrolls; the lip engraved with strapwork and foliage. The bracketed vase-shaped stem and circular foot of each cup is also chased with strapwork and fruit. Double cups of this kind were particularly popular in Germany in the late 16th Century.

REFERENCE: SIL04750

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