A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 1680

Lot 52. A German parcel-gilt silver coin beaker, Gottfried Schmidt, Leipzig, circa 168014.1cm., 5 1/2 in. high; 378.7gr., 12oz. 2dwt. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017.

cylindrical tapering form with raised rim, the body inset with twenty-two German Thaler's dated 1651, each surrounded by embossed scrolling foliage  .

Provennce: Ex collection of Theodor Müller, court jewellers of Weimar, active until circa 1918;
thence by descent through the Müller family until mid-1960;
private collection of a Berlin Goldsmith;
acquired by the present owner in 1972.

Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 4 May 2017