Lot 318. A German silver-gilt standing cup, Barthel Birtsch, Strasbourg, circa 1590; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. high, 520gr., 16oz. 14dwt. total. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the body chased with putto masks among foliate strapwork on a matted ground, the inverted baluster stem with three scrolling supports, the domed spreading circular foot similarly chased to the body, marked to foot, 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. high; and a German silver-gilt bunch of grapes cup and cover, Caspar Lencker, Nuremberg, 1603-09, typical form with tree-cutter stem, on a lobed and domed spreading circular foot, marked to body.
Sotheby's. Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu, London, 22 May 2019