Objektnummer #254

Tumbler cup

Augsburg, 1703-1707

Master: Andreas Meiting

City’s hallmark: “Pyr” for Augsburg (Seling 2007, No. 1270)

Maker’s mark: AM in oval for Andreas Meiting (Seling 2007, No. 1767)

Height 5.5 cm (2,16 inch.), weight 100 gr (3,52 oz.)


Detaillierte Informationen

This silver gilt beaker with profiled rim is a so-called tumbler cup. The hemispherical bottom is typical for this type of silver cups. An elaborate decor is engraved on the outer wall: Between the acanthus ornament there are three round medallions with architectural landscapes. The marks are on the bottom.

Tumbler Cups

Especially in the second half of the 17th century and in the 18th century, the tumbler cup was a popular cup shape. The basic shape of tumblers is always very simple. Due to their low center of gravity, they keep setting upright themselves. For this reason, tumbler cups were often used outdoors, for example while hunting. Later however, they were also made with a flat bottom. This beaker type was popular in England, Germany, France and Scandinavia.


Andreas Meiting became a master around 1679 and died in 1712.


Rudolf Neumeister Collection

Hernmarck, C., Die Kunst der europäischen Gold- und Silberschmiede von 1450 bis 1830, München: Beck Verlag, 1978