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Cup with cover

Hans van Amsterdam (recorded 1535–65)

Date:
1533/34
Culture:
Dutch, 's-Hertogenbosch
Medium:
Silver gilt, coconut shell
Dimensions:
H: 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm); Diam: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.622a, b
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Around coconut:
    a) GENESIS:C:19 (Lot and his daughters);
    b) IVDICVM C:14 (Samson and the Lion);
    c) 2 Regum Cap II (David and Bathsheba);

    On edge of cover: (inscription in Greek Letters ?)
    (Often in floods of wine a man is wrecked);

    Below lip:
    POCVLA SVME/FLVET MELIVS POST POCVLA SERMO (quaff your cups; after cups speech flows more readily);

    On rim of foot:
    IMMODIC[us] LAEDIT CEV DIRA CICVTA LVAEVS NON FACIT AD LONGAM CRAPVLA MVLTA DIEM (wine immoderately drunk is harmful as the deadly hemlock; frequent surfeit makes not for long life)

    Marking: On foot:
    [1] ...(?) with crown on top: ('s-Hertogenbosch town mark, beginning 1503/4);
    [2] ....(date letter "g", 1533/34);
    [3] Stylized star flame (?): (maker's mark of Hans van Amsterdam, recorded 1535–65);
    Engraved under foot: 14 omin Z (weight of piece?)

  • Provenance

    Karl Thewalt (until 1903; his sale catalogue, Köln, 1903, no. 802) 802); J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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