An Augsburg Stirrup Cup
An Augsburg Stirrup Cup
An Augsburg Stirrup Cup
An Augsburg Stirrup Cup
An Augsburg Stirrup Cup

MATTHAUS BAUR II (worked from c.1680)

An Augsburg Stirrup Cup

c. 1685 Augsburg

Offered by Peter Cameron

£8,200 gbp
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A 17th century German Stirrup Cup, Augsburg circa 1685, Matthäus Baur II, engraved with three vignettes of landscape scenes within scrolling foliage and with a classical male and female head at each end. Struck also with a 19th century control mark.
A smaller example by the same maker was offered for salei in Sotheby's Paris [PF2019] 18th December 2002, lot 165.
For slightly larger examples see Christie's Geneva 6th November 1969, lot 105, an unidentified maker; and Sotheby's New York 19th April 2001, lot 127, by Johann Martin Schmidt.
For a similar Stirrup Cup but in a leather case with egg cup, marrow scoop, knife, fork and spoons and marrow scoop, the cup by Hieronymus Schuch II [probably], Augsburg circa 1700, see Sotheby's Geneva 13/11/1989, lot 123.
Good overall with wear to exterior gilding. Approximately 3 mm. has been trimmed from either side of the cup at some stage.
Height 4.20 cm (1.65 inches)
Width 13.40 cm (5.28 inches)
Depth 7.70 cm (3.03 inches)
Weight 82.70g (2.66oz t)
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