Communion cup, Amsterdam, 1680, Sigismund Zschammer (attributed). Photo courtesy Van Ham
Silver. Curved circular foot with beaten flower and fruit relief. Above the foliage strong knop with corresponding decor. The cup-shaped cuppa with continous acanthus relief in the lower area. Ca. 302 g. Height 17 cm.
Inspection mark Amsterdam with year letter S for 1680 (Voet, Amsterdam, p.117), maker's mark SZ (attributed to Sigismund Zschammer, 1661-1693, ib. no.113). Condition B/C. Estimate(s): 2,000 - 3,000 €
A plate by Sigismund Zschammers, which is situated in the collection of the Metropolitan Museums of Art in New York, shows comparable tendril decor (inv.-no. 46.33.13).
Van Ham. Europäisches Kunstgewerbe. 17/05/2014 - http://www.van-ham.com/