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Beaker with engraved design of two medallions - Norwegian Metalworking
  • Date 1783
  • Place of Origin Bergen, Norway
  • Creator Michael Hansen Blytt

This beaker was fashioned from one piece of metal. It has an engraved design of two medallions, one a flower and the other a mandala, that are connected by swags with a large drooping central leaf.

Inscription: A.I.S.E.

Marks: Bergen gate over seven balls (designating that it was made in Bergen); DK (assayer’s mark for Dithmar Kahrs); MHB (mark for Michael Hansen Blytt); zodiac sign for Sagittarius (indicating that it was made between November 22 and December 21); 83 (indicating that it was made in 1783)

The beaker was made by Michael Hansen Blytt, who became a master goldsmith in Bergen in 1742 and was active until 1794.

  • Materials Silver
  • Dimensions height: 2.5 inches; width: 3 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1987.091.003 - Museum Purchase