Double Cup

Artist: Caspar Beutmüller the Elder

Date: 1590–1600

Geography: Made in Nuremberg, Germany

Culture: German

Medium: Silver, partially gilded, with a silver medallion and a gold glass medallion

Dimensions: Overall: 16 9/16 x 5 3/8 in. (42.1 x 13.7 cm)
cup (a): 9 x 5 3/8 in. (22.9 x 13.7 cm)
cup (b): 9 1/8 x 5 5/16 in. (23.2 x 13.5 cm)
diam. of medallion (a): 1 1/4 in. (3.1 cm)
diam. of medallion (b): 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 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.