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Late Medieval silver chalice

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An image of Chalice. Unknown silversmith, Transylvania. Decorated with engraved, embossed, pierced, cast and filigree ornament. The base sits on a plain spreading hexafoil ring, above which is a verticle openwork border of cast scrolls. The trumpet-shaped foot is divided into six panels by ropework borders which contain applied filigree work. The hexagonal stem is engraved with a geometric pattern. At the centre is a large lobed knop with applied scrolls and flowerheads. The base of the plain U-shaped cup is held by triangular panels of filigree work, above which is a girdle of fleur-de-lys. Silver-gilt, raised, cast, applied, pierced and engraved, height, to rim, 20.7 cm, width, base, 11.7 cm, diameter, rim, 10.2 cm, weight 491 g, circa 1500-1550. Late Medieval.

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Chalice. Unknown silversmith, Transylvania. Decorated with engraved, embossed, pierced, cast and filigree ornament. The base sits on a plain spreading hexafoil ring, above which is a verticle openwork border of cast scrolls. The trumpet-shaped foot is divided into six panels by ropework borders which contain applied filigree work. The hexagonal stem is engraved with a geometric pattern. At the centre is a large lobed knop with applied scrolls and flowerheads. The base of the plain U-shaped cup is held by triangular panels of filigree work, above which is a girdle of fleur-de-lys. Silver-gilt, raised, cast, applied, pierced and engraved, height, to rim, 20.7 cm, width, base, 11.7 cm, diameter, rim, 10.2 cm, weight 491 g, circa 1500-1550. Late Medieval.

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  • Accession Number: MAR.M.83-1912
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1531 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
  • Filesize: 137.03kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2007:10:05 11:00:25

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