This beaker was engraved with coats of arms at the marriages of several generations of the noble Danish family of Juul
  • Date ca. 1568
  • Place of Origin Norway
  • Creator Unknown

This beaker, made by an unknown maker, is silver with gold plating. As is characteristic of sixteenthth century Bergen Hanseatic beakers, the upper of two bands is made of cutout and chased plant motifs from which concave dangles are suspended. A decorated base sits on the backs of three cast lions. The beaker was engraved with coats of arms at the marriages of several generations of the noble Danish family of Juul.  The earliest engraving dates to 1538, the latest to 1811. It is marked only with the weight of the cup, “Wyer 33 lod 1 qt,” which is the equivalent of 487.46 g. A silver piece with this antiquity and historical connection is notable even in Norway, and is truly exceptional in an American collection.

Inscription: A I K L 1538O I I K 1568F I K R 1606H I L K 1646N P S H 1811

Marks: Wyer 33 lod 1 qt

  • Materials Silver
  • Dimensions height: 7.5 inches; width: 5 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC0443 - Gift of Ole Dahl
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