Charger (Germany), 1689
This is a Charger. It was silversmith Johann Adolf Gaap and after Stefano della Bella. It is dated 1689 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is cast, repoussé, chased, engraved and gilt silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
It is credited
Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 7.2 x 71 x 62cm (2 13/16 x 27 15/16 x 24 7/16in.)
It has the following markings
Maker's marks throughout charger; central scene, lower right: "AG", lower left: a pineapple; upper scene: figure of Europe, lower right: a pineapple; lower scene: figure of America, lower right: "AG"; lower left: a pineapple; left scene: figure of Africa, below lion's paw: a pineapple; right scene: figure of Asia, below chariot: a pineapple; on foliage, lower right: a pineapple.
It is inscribed
Engraved on cartouche below central scene: "Alexander beweint den Todt des Konigs Darius"
Cite this object as
Charger (Germany), 1689; Silversmith Johann Adolf Gaap (German, active in Italy, 1667 - 1724); cast, repoussé, chased, engraved and gilt silver; H x W x D: 7.2 x 71 x 62cm (2 13/16 x 27 15/16 x 24 7/16in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-21