A rare example of Cranach’s humorous side in the creation of this exceptional jewel which epitomises the renaissance spirit of his artistry.
His imagination & craftsmanship is shown in the use of these naturally shaped baroque pearls into the cockerel & hen. The plain pearl drop could be symbolising the resultant egg of the encounter.
The grapevines are representing both fruitfulness & intoxication. Monogrammed twice ‘WLC’. Original fitted case signed Lucas von Cranach
Now in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum