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Masterpiece cup and cover

Artist

Johann Friedrich Baer

Date

1746

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G350
Masterpiece cup and cover, Johann Friedrich Baer
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Silver, parcel-gilt inside
Size: 14 11/16 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/4 in. (37.31 x 14.92 x 13.34 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 18th century
Inscriptions: Around and below finial sculpture base, in relief: [Mit dem Keul Schlage ich meine feinde unter mich / BAER fecit / in Argentinensis 1746]; around base, incised: [Joh. Friedrich Bäer inv. et Fecit à Strasbourg Ano. 1756]English translation of signatur Around and below finial sculpture base, in relief: [Mit dem Keul Schlage ich meine feinde unter mich / BAER fecit / in Argentinensis 1746]; around base, incised: [Joh. Friedrich Bäer inv. et Fecit à Strasbourg Ano. 1756]
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 di
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn
Accession Number: 2010.11.1a-c
Artist: Johann Baer, French, 1721-1795
Role: Maker
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1721-1795
Added to Site: March 13, 2010