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Cup: MAR.M.49-1912

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Maker(s)

Emmerling, Nicolaus (Silversmith)

Description

Silver-gilt; highly domed foot and waisted bowl embossed and chased with strapwork, cherubs' heads, swags, fruit and foliage.

Silver-gilt; the circular foot is stepped and highly domed in the centre. The stem has an urn-shaped knop with three applied scrolls supporting the bowl, which is waisted with a flared rim. The bowl, foot and knop are embossed and chased with borders of strapwork, cherubs' heads, swags, flowers and foliage on a matted ground.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 205 g
Weight: 6 : 12 oz : dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Nuremburg ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912-06-18) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

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

Note

Nicolaus Emmerling flourished from 1587 to 1606

School or Style

Mannerism

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold Base Diameter 7 cm Diameter 2⅝ in
Rim Diameter 8.8 cm Diameter 3½ in
To Rim Height 18 cm Height 7¼ in
Bowl Decoration Foot Scrolls On Stem

Materials used in production

Silver

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: NE
  • Location: On the rim and the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark
  • Text: N
  • Location: On the rim
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark

Inscription present: a weevil

  • Location: On the foot
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Import mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.49-1912
Primary reference Number: 160123
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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