The ivory of this mug is completely sculpted and represents the Triumph of the Church and the Faith over the Disbelief. The personification of the Church bases on a tank pulled by three horses. One of the horses is astride by an angel. Frames bring down the godless. The circular lid is lined by a silver-gilt frame. In the summit, we find an ivory putti holding in the hand a burning heart. Andreas Meiting’s mug is a part of the collections of the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam.
~ Mark of the city of Augsburg standing for the years 1684/1689
~ Master silversmith Andreas Meiting
~ Mark of the city of Rome standing for the years 1725/1734 or 1733/1744
~ Mark of the city of Rome for lower silvermark 761°/oo
IVORY AND SILVER-GILT
Heigth : 35 cm
Base width : 19,5 cm