Lot 223. Important Vermeil chalice with the Alliance coat of arms Wolff Metternich zur Gracht and Gymnich from the chapel of Schloss Gymnich

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Lot 223 | Important Vermeil chalice with the Alliance coat of arms Wolff Metternich zur Gracht and Gymnich from the chapel of Schloss Gymnich
Dated 1660.

Silver, gold plated. Six passiger, multi-stepped foot, in the middle, in short, faceted shaft passing.
This birnförmigem Nodus, smooth goblet. On the upper foot engraved
Alliance of Sofia Margaretha coat of arms free mistress of Wolff-Metternich zur Gracht and their
Husband Adolf of Gymnich, as well as the year 1660. Opposite engraved anchor cross. About 478g. Height of Cup is 19.5 cm. ø paten 16cm.

Brands are very indistinct: the chalice BZ Köln (Clasen, Rhineland, no. 9b), MZ devious. Paten without marks. Condition B/C. Side Dish Paten.
Provenance:
The Cup is the Alliance coat of arms of Sofia Margaretha free mistress of Wolff-Metternich zur Gracht (1627-1667) and Adolf Freiherr von Gymnich (gest. 1656), the marriage was concluded in 1644. Sofia Margaretha, daughter of Johann Adolf Freiherr von Wolff-Metternich, secret Council, steward, and messenger of the Cologne elector and Archbishop Ferdinand of Bavaria. In addition, he was the educator of the Wittelsbach princes in the service of the Bavarian elector Maximilian. In 1659, three years after the death of her husband, leaving Sofia Margaretha the chapel's tower in the West wing of Schloss Gymnich restore. In the following year 1660, then, the Altar of the castle chapel was consecrated. It is to be presumed that on the occasion of this event, the chalice of Sofia Margaretha was commissioned. The possessions of Gymnich fell later to the family Wolff-Metternich castle Gracht. The Cup was up today, by inheritance in family-owned

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