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Drinking Cup in the Form of a Standard Bearer
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Drinking Cup in the Form of a Standard Bearer


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The head of the soldier is removable so that the body, dressed in parade armor, could be filled with strong drink. The subject suggests that this was commissioned by a military company or guild for presentation to one of its members on a special occasion. Spectacular table wares, especially pieces that disguise their true function, were appealing to collectors.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/10/1971Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance J. S. Goldschmidt, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1590-1600 (Renaissance)
Medium
gilded silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.922
Measurements
19 13/16 in. (50.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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