Lot 266. A German parcel-gilt silver standing cup and cover, anonymous master (Seling No. 1244), Augsburg, 1610-12; 31.1cm., 12 1/4 in. high; 407gr., 13oz. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.
waisted baluster form, embossed with three scenic vignettes above a husked band and fruit bouquets, surrounded by scrolling strap-work on a matted ground, the cover similarly decorated with sheet scroll-work foliate finial, the open scroll-work stem resting on a waisted dome foot embossed harmoniously with the body.