Early Danzig tumbler cup

Object number : 442

Gdansk around 1700

Maker: Hieronymus Holl

Height: 5.5 cm, weight: 65 g


Detailed Description

This silver, partially gilded tumbler cup with a profiled gilt rim is a so-called tumbler of the late baroque period. The hemispherical bottom is typical for these objects. A fine snakeskin decoration is applied to the outer wall.



Hieronymus II Holl, See Chihak No. 390

born in 1654, made the masterpiece by Christian Hase

died 1732



Especially in the second half of the 17th century and in the 18th century, the tumbler was a popular cup shape. tumbler cups or tumblers are always very simple in their basic form. First of all, the tumbler was always made completely rounded, so that it always straightens itself up due to its lower center of gravity. For this reason, fist cups were often used outdoors, for example when hunting. But later they were also made with a shelf. This type of cup was particularly popular in England, Germany, France and Scandinavia.