Description & Technical information

The silver heart-shaped bowl with diamond facetting, on a stem applied with cast scrolls and white silver wrought leaves, on an oval base, the cover with an openwork border. Surmounted by a silver finial formed as a bunch of flowers

An almost identical cup (Herzpokal) by Jobst Planck can be found in the collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

A similar heart-shaped cup (Herzpokal) by Jobst Planck, Nuremberg, 1611-1629 was part of the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé collection which was auctioned off in Paris on 24 February 2009.

Objects with diamond-cut pattern in the art of goldsmith find their inspiration in architecture. During the renaissance was used for instance in Italy a way of cutting stones for the rustication of a building, the diamond-point cut stone. The surface of the stone on a square façade is formed like a half-octahedron. On a rectangular form, it is formed in the middle a kind of edge, which distinguishes slightly or strongly. The name is given due to the similarity to the shaped diamond, which is cut in a four-sides pyramidal form.

Biography: Jobst Planck became master craftsman in 1611, Citizen in 1614 and Planck died in 1631. A number of drinking vessels such as beakers, and tulip goblets are known by Planck. Some of his works were shown in the exhibition in -Germanisches Nationalmuseum 1985, Nuremberg.

Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  Germany
Medium: Parcel-Gilt, silver
Provenance: Private Spanish Collection

Categories: Silver