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Cup and cover: MAR.M.48 & A-1912

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Emmerling, Nicolaus (Silversmith)


Silver-gilt; the waisted cup and cover embossed with strapwork panels containing fruit and foliage

Silver-gilt: the stepped spreading circular foot has an embossed and chased border of strapwork containing fruit and foliage. Thel plain column stem has three applied scrolls and, at the base and top, a calyx of cut silver leaves. The bowl is waised and embossed with three wide borders of strapwork fruit and foliage. The slightly domed cover has a flat border of gadroons round the rim; then a raised border of embossed and chased strapwork fruit and foliage round a silver calyx of scrolls. The silver finial is formed as a vase of flowers.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 23.2 cm
Height: 9⅛ in
Weight: 241 g
Weight: 7 : 15 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Late 16th-early 17th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1600


Nicolaus Emmerling flourished from 1587 to 1606

School or Style


Components of the work

Surface: composed of gold Across Rim: Diameter 8.6 cm Diameter 3⅜ in
Base: Diameter 8 cm Diameter 3⅛ in
Bowl: Decoration: Scrolls On Stem:

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: NE
  • Location: Inside the cover
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Maker's mark
  • Text: N
  • Location: On the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Town mark

Inscription present: possibly ⅛

  • Location: On the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.48 & A-1912
Primary reference Number: 137663
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 July 2021 Last processed: Thursday 18 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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