The Loan Collection, South-Kensington: Silver-gilt tankard; the Lynn Cup; chrismatory, 1862

The Loan Collection, South-Kensington, 1862. 'Silver-gilt tankard of hexagonal form, narrow in the centre, widening towards the base, ornamented with masks and scrolls, on granulated ground in panels. Inside the tankard, at bottom, a Papal medal is inserted. German, circa 1550. W. H. Forman, Esq. The "Lynn" cup - a tall, standing cup and cover in silver-gilt, enriched with translucent enamel...This beautiful cup is generally known as "King John's," and has been said to have been given by that King to the town of Lynn, but its date is long subsequent to his reign; it...[is] one of the most remarkable specimens existing in this country of the work of the period the middle of the 14th century...It has had the misfortune to be five times repaired...Happily, however...the enamel, or at least a greater part of it, is undoubtedly of the same date as the rest of the work. Corporation of King's Lynn. Chrismatory, or vessel for the conservation of the consecrated oil...in gilt metal...The summits of the cylinder, and also of a lantern in the centre, which rises above them, are crowned by conical spires. The group thus resembles a small castle, or cluster of towers...Date, second half the thirteenth century. Rev. Walter Sneyd.'. From "Illustrated London News", 1862. Creator: Unknown. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
The Loan Collection, South-Kensington, 1862. 'Silver-gilt tankard of hexagonal form, narrow in the centre, widening towards the base, ornamented with masks and scrolls, on granulated ground in panels. Inside the tankard, at bottom, a Papal medal is inserted. German, circa 1550. W. H. Forman, Esq. The "Lynn" cup - a tall, standing cup and cover in silver-gilt, enriched with translucent enamel...This beautiful cup is generally known as "King John's," and has been said to have been given by that King to the town of Lynn, but its date is long subsequent to his reign; it...[is] one of the most remarkable specimens existing in this country of the work of the period the middle of the 14th century...It has had the misfortune to be five times repaired...Happily, however...the enamel, or at least a greater part of it, is undoubtedly of the same date as the rest of the work. Corporation of King's Lynn. Chrismatory, or vessel for the conservation of the consecrated oil...in gilt metal...The summits of the cylinder, and also of a lantern in the centre, which rises above them, are crowned by conical spires. The group thus resembles a small castle, or cluster of towers...Date, second half the thirteenth century. Rev. Walter Sneyd.'. From "Illustrated London News", 1862. Creator: Unknown. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
The Loan Collection, South-Kensington: Silver-gilt tankard; the Lynn Cup; chrismatory, 1862
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