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Beaker

Beaker

  • Place of origin:

    Hillerod (made)

  • Date:

    1589 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brockmuller, Gabriel (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, engraved

  • Museum number:

    M.236-1924

  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 69, The Whiteley Galleries, case 10

The form of this Danish drinking vessel is typical of 16th century Denmark and Norway and is the oldest dated example of its kind. The Latin inscription around the body translates as 'Under the Saviour's standard, I await a happy victory'. Gabriel Brockmüller, the maker, is recorded as Royal Goldsmith for the Palace of Frederiksborg at Hillerød in 1585, 1592-1605 and again in 1618-19.

Physical description

Raised, trumpet shaped beaker on round base with band of silver set with 3 cherub heads around lower body and engraved Renaissance cartouches and strapwork beneath the lip.

Place of Origin

Hillerod (made)

Date

1589 (made)

Artist/maker

Brockmuller, Gabriel (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, engraved

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed beneath rim: EXPECTO. LAETAM. VICTORIAM. SVB. VEXILLO. SALVATORIS (Under the Saviour's standard, I wait a happy victory). Under the inscription is a shaped shield, the date 1589 and the initials K.R.D.

On the base: maker's mark GB in monogram for Gabriel Brockmuller (struck twice) of Hillerod; side of beaker dated 1589

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.80 cm, Diameter: 9.40 cm foot, Height: 12.40 cm

Object history note

From Catalogue of Scandinavian and Baltic Silver, RW Lightbown, V&A, 1975, p33: 'This beaker was acquired as Norwegian. Gabriel Brockmuller is mentioned as Royal Goldsmith for the Palace of Frederiksborg in 1585, 1592-1605 and again in 1618-19... The shape is that favoured in Renaissance Denmark and Norway.'

Descriptive line

Silver, Continental

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of Scandinavian and Baltic Silver, RW Lightbown, V&A, 1975; Scandinavian Domestic Silver, Charles Oman, V&A 1959

Labels and date

Silver Gallery:
The form of this Danish beaker is typical of 16th century Denmark and Norway and is the oldest dated example of its kind. The Latin inscription translates as 'Under the Saviour's standard, I await a happy victory'. Gabriel Brockmüller, the maker, is recorded as Royal Goldsmith for the Palace of Frederiksborg at Hillerød in 1585, 1592-1605 and again in 1618-19. [26/11/2002]

Production Note

The date is inscribed, not marked

Categories

Drinking; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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