Elegant Jugendstil / German Art Nouveau period large, three-handled pewter loving cup ( shared drinking container to be used at banquets) marked on the underside KAYSERZINN 4474. It is also referred to as a beer chalice and can serve as a vase or urn. We have seen identical examples of this Kayserzinn model 4474 described as designed by Hugo Leven (1874-1956), Art Director of German metalware company J.P. Kayser & Sons and Director of the Zeichenakademie (State Drawing Academy of Hanau) one of the oldest goldsmiths training centers in Europe. Leven's work won numerous awards and distinctions in his time and is now part of the collection of major modern art museums including MOMA. It is inscribed with a large monogram (apparently the letter L), and decorated with organic motifs typical of Jugendstil / Art Nouveau period of leaves, tendrils and half open pea pods. In good used condition with patina wear and minor imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 10" tall by 5 11/16" top diameter by 5 1/8" base diameter by 6 7/8" at widest point (handles) approximately.
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