Stamp issue information

Princely Treasures: Silver Smithery

Nautilus Cup
Face value CHF 2.00
Motif Nautilus Cup
Diana on a Stag
Face value CHF 1.50
Motif Diana on a Stag
Sailing Boat
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Sailing Boat

The Philately is continuing the “Princely Treasures” series by presenting three items of German 17th century silver smithery. The “Sailing Boat” (face value: CHF 1.00) is a grand drinking vessel on four wheels with a drinking tube on its bow. Since the 14th century vessels of this kind served as a prestigious table requisite and were also used later during drinking games. The same applies to “Diana on a Stag” (face value: CHF 1.50), a masterpiece of gold smithery and a sophisticated item of the dining culture at court. Running gear in the base moved the drinks dispenser across the table. The guest seated where the drinking vessel came to a standstill had to drink out of it. The more the animal’s belly emptied, the greater was the risk that the whole contents would be spilled over the person’s face and clothing much to the amusement of the other guests.
Animal housings also repeatedly served this handicraft as objects and were transformed into spectacular works of art by being mounted in special ways. The “Turbo Shell Cup” (face value: CHF 2.00) was made out of silver, partially gilded with gold and adorned with many artistic details. The special perforation and the elaborate print on silver foil literally make this issue shine.

Items available in the shop

Date Of Issue
06. June 2016
Silvia Ruppen, Mauren
Stamp format
29,13 x 38 mm
13 ¾ x 13 ¾
Sheet format
208 x 146 mm
4-colour offset CMYK &
cold foil stamping
Royal Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem
Special stamp paper,
110 g/m2, gummed
Consultation and Contact

Liechtensteinischen Post AG
Philatelie Liechtenstein
Alte Zollstrasse 11
9494 Schaan

Telefon +423 399 44 66
E-Mail: philatelie@post.li



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