Lot 1531 - A192 The Müller-Frei Collection - Tuesday, 16. June 2020, 02.00 PM
CUP WITH HANDLE, FOR HOT CHOCOLATE
Drinking chocolate was introduced into English society in the middle of the 17th century, with the earliest known silver chocolate cup stamped for London around 1685. Ceramic chocolate cups are more common than silver ones, which makes the cup on offer a rarity.
See also Louis E. Grivetti and Howard-Yana Shapiro: Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage, 2011, Fig. 43.3, pp. 1871-1873 (with Fig.)).
CHF 20 000 / 30 000
€ 18 690 / 28 040
Sold for CHF 63 740 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.