What-is-it question CXXXIV.

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What-is-it question CXXXIV.

Postby 2209patrick » Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:16 am

This silver-gilt, painted enamel, beaker dates to c. 1425—1450.
South Netherlandish; made in Burgundian Territories.
It is 7.875 inches ( 20 cm.) tall and 4.625 inches ( 11.7 cm.) in diameter.

This is an early example of painted enamel on silver, which probably originated around 1420 in The Netherlands.
This well known beaker gets it's name from the design painted on it. What is it called ?

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Postby byron mac donald » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:05 am

A monkey cup? At least this is what the MET calls it (I did not cheat! I just used the resources available to me, besides I like visiting the MET online)

http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp

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Postby 2209patrick » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:01 am

Well done Byron.

Yes, it is called the monkey cup.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/bnpu/ho_52.50.htm

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