An important late Renaissance beaker in excellent condition.
Nuremberg area around 1550 – 1560
The upper silver-gilt lip edge shows slightly outwards. On the 3 cm wide central band, engravings deal with the preparation and course of the meal after the hunt. This strip is closed at the bottom by a four-tier band.
A servant with a candle in his right hand welcomes a leprechaun playing the flute, followed by a noble couple.
Another servant tends the working fire, staff in both hands, amidst suggested domestic animals. Two fish are depicted in a cloud of steam and smoke.
The cook takes care of the open fireplace
The whole ends with a view of the kitchen with a shelf for the dishes and a maid preparing the table.
The cast and perforated connection between body and base is finished with a stepped edge at the top and bottom.
A seated bear and a leaping stag are depicted amid tendrils and acanthus leaves.
The cast silver, gilded and arched foot is finished on the outside by a multi-tiered rim.
Hunting scenes are depicted on the top.