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3008 Cup, electrotype reproduction of a late 16th century original from Germany, now held in the Brisith Museum, base metal / silver / oxidised, Elkington & Co, Birmingham, England, c. 1880. Click to enlarge.

Electrotype reproduction of a late 16th century original from Germany

Made
Cup, electrotype reproduction of a late 16th century original from Germany

Summary

Object No.

3008

Object Statement

Cup, electrotype reproduction of a late 16th century original from Germany, now held in the Brisith Museum, base metal / silver / oxidised, Elkington & Co, Birmingham, England, c. 1880

Physical Description

Cup, electrotype reproduction of a late 16th century original from Germany

Marks

Under base, in relief on oval medallion 'Department of Science and Art / Elkington / Crown / VR'

Production

Notes

Made by Elkington & Co, Birmingham, England 1852- 3

The original that the electroype was copied from is held at the British Museum (object number .103). The original is made of silver and comes from Nuremberg, Germany. It is dated to the late 16th century. The object was copied by the Victoria and Albert Museum (then South Kensington Museum) as part of a collection of electrotype copies made for educational purposes. Other electroptype copies of this cup are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Museum no. REPRO.1852A-3). At the time of copying it was believed to be an Italian cup by Cellini.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1883

Acquisition Date

4 December 1883

Cite this Object

Harvard

Electrotype reproduction of a late 16th century original from Germany 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 November 2020, <https://ma.as/13614>

Wikipedia

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