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Owl Cup, Germany, Nuremberg, c 1560. AC1992.152.106. Gift of Varya and Hans Cohn. LACMA.

Cup of silver, parcel gilt in form of an owl embossed and chased made in Germany (17th century). Owl stands very erect, tail a quadrangular plate serving as third foot; removable head serves as cup. Rim beneath engraved with scrolls; feathers embossed in even horizontal rows, plain and gilt, in diagonal lines.

Title: Owl Jug Maker: Unknown; pottery Collection: J.W.L. Glaisher Category: lead-glazed earthenware Name(s): owl jug cover slipware; category Date: circa 1680 — circa 1700 Period: late 17th Century