Lot 69. A German parcel-gilt silver apple-form cup and cover, Marx Merzenbach, Augsburg, 1665-69; 15.5cm., 6in. high; 147gr., 4oz. 14dwt. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. © Sotheby's 2017

with triform leaf base, similarly leaf applied at the foliate stem, detachable cover, underside of the foot initialled GA.N.V.I.D, dated 1672 and with coronet, marked on body and foot.

Note: A very similar example, Melchior Bay(e)r, with differing finial, was sold Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, Geneva, 12 November 1980, lot 275.

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