This glass toasting cup decorated with colored enamel and gilding is 11 inches high. It sold for $2,300 at a 2011 Stein Auction Co. sale in Schaumburg, Ill.
According to the legend, Kunigunde, a noble mistress in the town of Nuremberg, fell in love with a young and ambitious goldsmith and wanted to marry him instead of the many rich and titled suitors who already had asked for her hand. Kunigunde’s father, a powerful and wealthy man, was enraged and had the young man thrown into the darkest dungeon. However, this did not end his daughter’s love, and she became weak and pale as a result of the separation from her true love. The father reluctantly made a deal with his daughter: If the goldsmith could make a chalice from which two people could drink at the same time without spilling a single drop, her lover would be freed and the couple could marry. Inspired by his love for Kunigunde, the goldsmith created a masterpiece. He fashioned a chalice in the shape of his true love with a hollow skirt that served as a cup, and upraised arms that held a bucket from which a second drinker could sip. With the challenge met, the nobleman freed the young man and allowed the couple to marry.
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I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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