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Marriage Cup in the Form of a Lady
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Marriage Cup in the Form of a Lady


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Description This cup in the shape of a woman with an elaborate dress who holds up a smaller cup on a pivot is an amusing curiosity. It is a traditional German marriage cup of the period. The husband drank from the skirt, filled with strong drink, while the bride drank from the pivot cup. The cup could not be put down until drained.
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Julius Böhler, München [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by anonymous gift and purchase.
Credit Anonymous gift and museum purchase, 1963

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Period
1620-1650 (Baroque)
Medium
partially gilded silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1939
Measurements
6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
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