Lot 277. Museum serpentine Cup with a screw-on inner Cup

Starting price:€ 9 000
Auction date:14.11.2018   11:30 UTC +02:00
ID 128383
Lot 277 | Museum serpentine Cup with a screw-on inner Cup
Around 1650.

Reddish-black garnet-serpentine with three times the Vermeil mount. Round, slightly domed foot, on the Stand, rotating mount with leaves frieze. Round
Shaft with a stocky Nodus, this also with a fine Blade mount. Ten-edged
birnförmige Cup in the lower part tapering. High, round the edge. High vaulted
Cover in the lower part slightly constricted. The knob is surmounted by the figure. On the edge also
corresponding mount. Inside a extendable screw-in cups in the shape of a
tapered cylinder. Height 26cm.
On The Inside Cover Inventory Label.
Condition B. On the shaft restored.
German collection, acquired from Blumka, New York.

- Gert-Dieter Ulfers: Collection Jahn, Saxon Serpentine. Weimar, 2000. Type with screw-on inner Cup for comparisons of S. 62/63, cat.No. 32.
- Eva Maria Hoyer: Saxon Serpentine. A stone and its use. Leipzig, 1995.
Type comparisons p. 53, and p. 234 and 235 of the cat.No. 81, a lid Cup with a screw-in inner cups from the collection of Jahn.

The peculiarity of this masterfully-cut Cup is life its surprising interior. Is at the upper edge of the lips precisely, a thread turned with the screw in a small Cup. In various public collections, trophies have not received this type of, the exact use, much is known today. Also conceivable is the use as a drinking game at the table for wine and other spirits would be. But also use as a double vessel to the poison test is obvious

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