Gold chalice

Gold chalice with enamelled painting.
On the cup the eight virtues, inside eight symbols with references from the Sermon on the Mount Sinai, and the bottom contains an angel conquering death. At the bottom half of the chalice one can find flowers as well as the signature of Georg Strauch, 1648.
This year along with the symblic religious messages could refer to the truce of the 30 years war. Alternatively it might have been crafted for the coronation of Frederik III which took place the same year. Strauch was considered one of the best enamel-craftsmen, and this chalice represents the latest fashion especially recognizable for instance by the flowers.