Fine silver, partly gilded Nuremberg shell cup from the Collections of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden

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Nuremberg around 1660

Master: Simon Lang, see GNM No. 500

Height: 39 cm, weight: 435 gr

Simon Lang born in 1608, master’s examination August 24, 1645, died in 1671

was the son of Gabriel Lang, a Nuremberg jeweler.

Almost identical shell cup by Simon Lang, 1645/51 see Germanisches Nationalmuseum Volume 1, Part 2, no. 646, which is located in the Cologne City Museum.

marked on the foot and bowl


Collections of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden,

Sotheby’s, Baden-Baden, October 5, 1995, lot 359


Detailed Description

Detailed information

The foot with wavy border and chased with scrolls and fruit, the stem formed as Nike with wreath and palm branch, supporting the shell-form bowl engraved with flowers, the finial formed as a putto holding a wreath, l