The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
This object is currently being catalogued
  • Tazza
  • This object is currently being catalogued
  • Abraham Gessner (1502 - 1613)
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • c. 1580
  • Silver and gold, chased and gilded
  • Height: 13.7 cm
    Diameter: 15.3 cm
  • Hallmark: Zürich
    Maker's mark: Abraham Gessner
    Inscription: 'Mit red ich lieb und seel verderb / Not ach und wee wirt sein min Erb / Fluxs mit dem schwet ich dlant verderb / Mins givüns kumpt nit ins ander Erb / Mit list langsam ich dlüt verderb / Untrüw er erbt von mir min Erb' Verses in dialect
  • W78
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
History
  • Comte de Nieuwerkerke, 1868; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.