A Souvenir of Herrendgrund

S/N:3179

+44 (0)207 7275263

+44 (0)7831 561042

Website


  • £680.00
  • €781 Euro
  • $860 US Dollar

United Kingdom

DC Member since 2015
Item enquiry Delivery quote Similar item? Stock request

  • Description
  • Location
  • About dealer

A Souvenir of Herrendgrund

WALPOLES
A mid-eighteenth century parcel-gilt copper cup, a souvenir of Herrengrund, the engraving within the cartouches making reference to the 'magic' of the area and its water.
Because of the peculiar geological properties of the region, the local water had a high concentration of copper sulphate. Iron scraps were placed in hollows where the water collected and reacted with the copper sulphate to precipitate copper out of solution. The copper either settled as a sludge or formed a crust over the surface of the iron. This gave rise to the legend that the water had mysterious, if not magical, properties. Such cups are often engraved with rhymes or adorned with small models of miners at work. These puzzle cups were popular throughout Europe from around 1500 to the middle of the 18th century, after which time popular knowledge of chemistry increased and this type of object inevitably became less attractive. Hungary, circa 1750. rim dia 2 7/8th ins x high 2 ins

Period: 

18th Century & Earlier

Contact Us

Email

Telephone: +44 (0)207 7275263

Mobile: +44 (0)7831 561042

WALPOLES

111 Portobello Road,
London
W11 2DY
United Kingdom

WWW.WALPOLEANTIQUES.COM

Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

We use cookies to help make this website better. Find out more about cookies.