Embossed and chased silver, the handles in the form of serpents, the finial of the cover shaped as a crouching hooded figure.
Cup and cover by Christian van Vianen, 16591661
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £18,320 ( Total: £73,283; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
Later adapted as a sugar bowl, the lid and lip have been modified to take a spoon.
Probably Evelyn family, possibly George Hibbert, thence by descent; Christie's 1998; anon American private collector.
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