Attributed to Hans Pflaum
Germany, 16th century
Silver and niello, with a silver-gilt interior.
height: 10 3/8 inches (265 mm; cup), 14 inches (355 mm; cup and lid). Lid diameter: 5 1/4 inches (135 mm), cup diameter: 4 5/8 inches (117 mm)
Cup base bears the hallmarks of Augsburg (pinecone), and possibly that of the goldsmith Hans Pflaum.
Gutman; Wencke, Hamburg; Spitzer, Paris; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Jacques Seligmann & Co., 2 January 1909.
Cup and lid with niello arabesque decoration.