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Antique Nuremberg 800 Silver German Marriage / Wedding Woman Cup | Sc Ix For Sale
Up for sale is a beautiful antiqueNuremberg 800 Silver Woman with a basket German Marriage / Wedding Cup!
This traditional German Wedding cup is made of 800 silver with lovely floral designs on both the bell skirt of the woman and on the basket she is holding. The piece does have some patina mostly around the skirt.This is a wonderful piece for toasting a special couple. The cup is crafted depicting a maiden holding the cup aloft. It has a gold wash on the silver, outer and inner sections. The bottom cup has German hallmarks along the bottom border. The top cup rotates back and forth. It can be turned over and the bottom cup can be filled and also used for drinking. This is a rare 19th century item in excellent condition.
The compact measures 4-1/2" tall and the bell skirt has a diameter of1-3/4", and weighs 72g.
The story of the Nuremberg Wedding Cup:
Centuries ago, in old Nuremberg, the nobel mistress Kunigunde fell in love with a young and ambitious goldsmith. Although Kunigunde's wealthy father (a powerful nobleman) did not approve of this pair, it was clear that she only wanted the goldsmith to be her husband as she refused many titled and rich suitors who asked for her hand in marriage.
The wealthy nobleman reluctantly made the following proposal: He told his daughter, "If your goldsmith can make a chalice from which two people can drink at the same time without spilling one single drop, I will free him and you shall become his bride".
The challenge was met. The goldsmith and the nobleman's daughter joined hands in marriage and with the bridal cup set forth a romantic and memorable tradition as charming today as it was originally hundreds of years ago.
To this day and to many couples the chalice remains a symbol. Love, faithfulness and good luck await the couple who drink from this cup.
You will receive the exact item pictured. Thank you for looking and good luck offerding!
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