KRUG, Hans I
(b. ?, d. 1519, Nürnberg)

Apple Cup

Silver, embossed and partially cast, height 21,6 cm
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg

The silver-gilt Apple Cup, a Nuremberg product, is frequently linked with Dürer since he designed similar cups. The goldsmith presented a plump apple, its top sliced horizontally to form the lid. Its foot is in the form of a curved stem ornamented with leaves and blossom. The cup integrates natural features and accomplished artistry in order to delight the sophisticated consumer.

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