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Owl cup 16th. century
c. 1600, Flanders

Herwig Simons

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Dimensions
22.00cm high   
8.66inches high   
Description
Owl Cups were presented as trophies to the best archers. This Owl Cup was made in Flanders in the 16th. century.
To date it is the only known Owl Cup to be made in ebony, which makes it a very rare showpiece indeed.
The eyes, beak and the band bearing the inscription are in silver.
The inscription reads "Hvyben Al Sydy Van Plvymen Slecht Nogtans Veel V Begeren Als Gy Staet Recht".
Literature
Chouette au poinçon d'Anvers
ISBN 90-5130-419-6
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Owl cup 16th. century
c. 1600, Flanders

Herwig Simons

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Dimensions 22.00cm high   
8.66inches high   
Description Owl Cups were presented as trophies to the best archers. This Owl Cup was made in Flanders in the 16th. century.
To date it is the only known Owl Cup to be made in ebony, which makes it a very rare showpiece indeed.
The eyes, beak and the band bearing the inscription are in silver.
The inscription reads "Hvyben Al Sydy Van Plvymen Slecht Nogtans Veel V Begeren Als Gy Staet Recht".
Literature Chouette au poinçon d'Anvers
ISBN 90-5130-419-6


Make Enquiry View Gallery Go To Dealer Site