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Seventeenth century silver beaker

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Seventeenth century silver beaker
Seventeenth century silver beaker

Description

Tall ca 1660 chased and partially gilt beaker. Hungarian from Transylvania.
In 1241-43 Hungary was devastated by the Mongol invasion. The country was seriously depopulated, the country and the economy was in ruins. The Hungarian kings activly helped Swabian tradesman, and merchants to settle in Transylvania where they florished in the coming centuries. Since Transylvania was rich in minerals, including silver, the Guilds of goldsmiths and silversmiths, / run mostly by Saxons and Swanian German immigrants/ gained strength and developed rapidly. From the early sixteenth century onwards they were exporting very high quality silver objets to Europe.

The beaker is unmarked.
All in original condition.
Height : 19.5 cm
Weight;252 grams

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