NUERNBERG WEDDING CUP - PEWTER LOVING CUP Retail Price $129.95 NO RESERVE This wedding cup drinking vessel is made of pewter. It is 7" tall. It is marked in German writing under the basket. Retail price was $129.95.
The bridal cup, also known as a wedding cup or maiden cup dates back to 1450 to a little town called Nuernberg in the Southern part of Germany. It's the story of a nobel mistress who fell in love with a goldsmith of whom her wealthy father, a powerful nobelman did not approve. The wedding cup story is inspiring and true, and the start of this wonderful German tradition. The story goes as follows:
The Legend of the Nuernberg Bridal Cup
Centuries ago, in old Nuernberg, the nobel mistress Kunigunde fell in love with a young and ambitious goldsmith. Although Kunigunde's wealthy father (a powerful nobleman) did not approve of this pair, it was clear that she only wanted the goldsmith to be her husband as she refused many titled and rich suitors who asked for her hand in marriage.
Her father became so enraged that he had the young goldsmith thrown into the darkest dungeon. Not even his daughter's bitter tears would change her father's mind.
To her father's dismay, imprisoning the young man did not end his daughter's love for the goldsmith. Instead, he could only watch as his daughter grew paler and paler as a... read more