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Beaker: MAR.M.85-1912

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Kreisch, Caspar (Silversmith)


Silver, parcel-gilt; tall with sloping cylindrical sides and flared rim; the lower border embossed with a dog, a stag and stylised trees.

Silver, parcel-gilt. The silver sloping cylindrical sides with flared rim are, at the top, embossed and chased with a silver-gilt band of stylised flowers and swags. Three-quarters of the way down the body is an applied girdle, beneath which is am embossed and chased border depicting a dog, a stag and stylised trees on a matted ground. The base is slightly flared and stands on a flat foot ring.


History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

C.B.Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Weight: 239 g
Weight: 7:14 oz:dwt

Place(s) associated

  • Kronstädt (Brasov) ⪼ Transylvania ⪼ Hungary

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912-06-18) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


Mid 17th century
1648 CE - 1660 CE


At the time the cup was made Kronstädt (Brassó in Hungarian) was in Hungary. The city is now known as Brasov and is in Romania.

Caspar Kreisch I flourished from 1648 to his death in 1660

Components of the work

Surface composed of gold Base Diameter 8 cm Diameter 3⅛ in
Rim Diameter 9.8 cm Diameter 3⅞ in
To Rim Height 19.8 cm Height 7⅞ in
Decoration Foot Girdle

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.85-1912
Primary reference Number: 159957
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 7 November 2019 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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