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cup, two-handled and cover
cup, two-handled and cover

Date: 1668-1669

Media: silver, sterling standard

Size: h(cm) overall : 16.1 x h(cm) : 11.2 (cup) x w(cm)

Acquired: 2001; Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the Goldsmiths' Company

Accession Number: NMW A 51330

Collection: Sir Charles Jackson Collection

This cup and cover, made in the 'auricular style', is a very rare example of silver illustrating the influence of Christian van Vianen and his 'Modelles artificiels de divers vaisseaux d'argent' of 1650. The term 'auricular' refers to the fashion for shaping silver vessels in a manner resembling the fleshy curves, recesses and folds of ear lobes.

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