A Spectacular German 19th Century Two-Handled Cup and Cover

A Spectacular German 19th Century Two-Handled Cup and Cover

Silver-Gilt, Agate, Enamel, Pearls & Precious Gems
Frankfurt, Circa 1887
Maker's mark of Rudolf Mayer Enamelled by E. Schurmann

Height: 22 cm, 8.7 in.

 

The cup exquisitely modelled and chased by Rudolf Mayer who was based in Karlsruhe at this time. The cup was then mounted and enamelled by E. Schurmann in the Renaissance style. The rim of the cup enamelled with champlevé insects and birds within flowers. The handles formed as winged grotesque mythical beasts. The cover with a Minerva bust finial. The whole cup set with faceted gems and pearls.

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