Lidded Cup, so-called Cup of Maximilian

ca. 1510



Lidded Cup, so-called Cup of Maximilian

Here, the typical geometrical-abstract shapes of Late Gothic lobed gadroon cups have been replaced by pears. Easily attributed to the influence of the dawning Renaissance, this naturalism is also evident in the virtuoso handling of the surmounting thistle. The lid features a coat of arms with the double eagle, which suggests the cup belonged to Emperor Maximilian I.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XXXV

Object data

Object Name

Vessel; lidded Cup




ca. 1510


Partially gilded silver, enamel


56 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 110

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