STRASBOURG, early 17th century. Rare magistrate's... - Lot 129 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien

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STRASBOURG, early 17th century. Rare magistrate's... - Lot 129 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien
STRASBOURG, early 17th century. Rare magistrate's silver GOBELET, partially gilded, the rim decorated with a frieze of foliage and medallions. Master goldsmith: Samuel OEHLINGER, active from 1610. The coat of arms of the city of KENZINGEN, dated 1612, is engraved under the base. Strasbourg hallmark 1580-1616 (Helft Nr. 1070 b). Weight 145 g H. 9.6 cm Bibliographie poue les armoiries by Johann Siebmachers, München 1999, page 224. The Rathsbecher in Germany, or gobelet de magistrat in Alsace, is a silver drinking vessel without handle or foot, often gilded, for civil use by magistrates in the administration of a town. It symbolizes the dignity of its owner. First appearing in the Middle Ages, it has endured over the centuries to become a highly coveted object among collectors of antique silverware. These goblets are often engraved with a coat of arms or an inscription defining their nature: they may be a wedding gift, a trophy for a competition, a mark of gratitude for a service rendered. Here, our goblet features the engraved coat-of-arms of the town of KENZINGEN under the base, and is dated 1612. Its incredible passage through time to the present day makes it extremely rare, as it was commonly cast to be transformed into coins.
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