Beakers & Cups: a beaker is a drinking vessel, most commonly with a cylindrical body, with or without a foot and a handle. Furthermore, you can find here quite specific beaker types, like for instance the Roemer or the tumbler. Beakers made of precious metals were mostly used for the royal and social representation of nobles, while they were often presented as gifts.
A cup is a drinking vessel with a bulbous body, a high shaft and a foot. The cup is the antipode of the chalice, is mostly made of silver – very often gilt – and was used for drinking wine. A cup can be very richly decorated or have a naturalistic form (e.g. hanap (pineapple cup) or grape cup).