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Herrengrund Cup (c. 1750 Hungary)

Offered by Walpoles

Contact Information
Dealer

Walpoles

Contact

Graham Walpole
Louis Walpole

Address

5 Commonwealth Buildings,
Woolwich Church Street,
London, SE18 5NS,
England

Opening hours

Open by appointment only

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Mobile:
+44 (0)7831 561042
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Website

www.walpoleantiques.com

Established

1979

Elected to membership

2004

Description / Expertise

A Herrengrund parcel-gilt copper cup, to the rim is engraved a verse referencing the 'miracle' of Herrengrund; 'Hat mich in venig Stund, Aus Eisen zu kupfer gefressen'. Due to the heavy presence of copper in the area's water, iron, when left in the water, becomes coated in copper, i.e changed from iron into copper. It was this phenomenon that lead to Herrengrund, a region in today's Hungary, becoming a popular tourist destination from the 17th through to the late 18th century; this cup dating from the mid 18th century, circa 1750.

h:1.75 in x dia:2.75 in

Stock Code

2337

Price

gbp 680.00 (Pound Sterling)

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