Gold Goblet of Johann Conrad von Gemmingen

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Augsburg, Germany, 1610.
Gold and enamel.
Height: 5 1/8 inches (130 mm; cup), 8 1/8 inches (205 mm; cup and lid). Lid diameter: 4 1/2 inches (113 mm), cup diameter: 4 1/8 inches (105 mm)
AZ033a-b
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The cup is marked with the date, "1610".
Provenance: 
Philip Franz Joseph, count of Stadion-Thannhausen (1847-1908), Kauth, Bohemia; from whom purchased through J. & S. Goldschmidt, Frankfurt, by J. Pierpont Morgan, 3 May 1900.
Notes: 

AZ033a - cup; AZ033b - lid.
Knob is a modern addition. Enamel decorations are stylistically related to the ornament used by the goldsmith Hans Karl.

Summary: 

Gold cup decorated with enamel in blue, red, green, white, and yellow, depicting animal, plants, and decorative elements. Inside the cover and on the base in enamel are the arms of Johann Conrad von Gemmingen, Bishop of Eichstatt (1593-1612), celebrated collector and patron of art.

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