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A gilt silver cup, surfaced from a 17th century ship wreck laying on the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Personal belongings from the richest years of the Golden Era were found in this so-called Palmwood wreck. In addition to a wardrobe of noble origin, including a well-preserved dress, also contained silverware. The cup from the Palmwood is one such example.

Gilt silver cup

The cup was presumably made around the end of the 16th century in Neurenberg Germany. The cast and driven cup is decorated with floral patterns, vases and mascarons. The Roman god of war Mars stands on the lid. The centuries spent on the bottom of the Wadden Sea left the cup in a bad condition. That is why the cup was recently restored.

The restored cup is on display from March 9 through September 9 in the exhibition ‘Gilt Silver Cup from the Palmwood Wreck’. Buy tickets here.

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