Double Cup, ca. 1590–1600
Caspar Beutmüller the Elder
Made in Germany (Nuremberg)
Gilded silver; 16 9/16 x 5 3/8 in. (42.1 x 13.7 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.609a,b)
Caspar Beutmüller moved from Venice to Nuremberg in 1585, where he became a master goldsmith and a citizen of the city. He made this cup in about 1590–1600. He apparently kept it in his household until he sold and marked it three years before his death.