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Standing-Cup with Cover
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Standing-Cup with Cover

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This piece has designs of birds and foliage in niello on the sides of the hexagonal cup. Inside is gilt, with the figure of a shrimp "en plein" air. When the drinker is finished, a shrimp stares at him from inside the cup. The finial of the cover is designed as a nude child.
Date Description Narrative
9/17/1951Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/19/1959Treatmentcleaned; coated
1/15/2004Treatmentcleaned; other
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), St. Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Maker's Mark] Stamped on base and upper rim with swan in oval.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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late 17th century (Early Modern)
silver, parcel gilt, niello
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
H:10 9/16 in. (26.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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