ALTENSTETTER, David
(b. ca. 1547, Colmar, d. 1617, Augsburg)

Cup and Cover

c. 1600
Silver and silvergilt, with translucent enamel arabesques, height 22,5 cm
Wallace Collection, London

This superb silver cup, with delicate enamel decoration features flowers interspersed with tiny animals, birds and insects. It is in the style of the German goldsmith and enameller David Altenstetter.




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