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Masterpiece cup and cover
On View In:
Gallery 350
Artist:   Johann Friedrich Baer  
Title:   Masterpiece cup and cover  
Date:   1746  
Medium:   Silver, parcel-gilt inside  
Dimensions:   14 11/16 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/4 in. (37.31 x 14.92 x 13.34 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of funds from Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn  
Location:   Gallery 350  

Artist/Creator(s)     
Name:   Baer, Johann Friedrich  
Role:   Maker  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1721-1795  
 

Object Description  
  
Inscriptions:   Around and below finial sculpture base, in relief: [Mit dem Keul Schlage ich meine feinde unter mich Around and below finial sculpture base, in relief: [Mit dem Keul Schlage ich meine feinde unter mich  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   triangular with clipped corners; stemmed cup with footed base; removable liner; slightly domed cover with three-dimensional finial of male figure wearing lion skin, holding a club aloft, with a three-headed dog held by chains; stem has a satyr in three dimensions seated next to cattails; grape vines twisting behind satyr; Classical themes, hunting and battle scenes and various scrollwork overall in high and low relief  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:   2010.11.1a-c  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts  

 


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