The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Covered cup
  • Cup and cover
  • Covered cup
  • Jeremias Michael (c.1575 - 1640)
  • Jeremias Michael (c.1575 - 1640)
    David Altenstetter (c.1547 - 1617)
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • late 16th century
  • Silver, parcel-gilt and enamelled
  • Height: 22.2 cm
    Diameter: 7.9 cm, base
  • Mark
  • W84
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
Commentary
History
Images & Media
  • Made in Augsburg, this cup and cover were probably decorated by David Altenstetter (c. 1547 - 1617, master 1573) whose distinctive technique, using basse-taille (low-cut) enamel decoration, was copied by other goldsmiths, including Michael, whose maker's mark is on the cup.