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Kunigunde Nuernberg Bridal Cup
Kunigunde Nuernberg Bridal Cup
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Kunigunde Nuernberg Bridal Cup

Part Number Nuernberg-bridal-cup-BSG63-982
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Country of Origin: Germany
Size: 6 oz (dress) and 1 oz (cup)
Dimensions: 7.9 inches high
Detailed Description:
One of the most charming of all German legends. The swiveling cup and hollow dress were originally designed to allow both bride and groom to drink simultaneously and toast their wedding. Delicate relief work is present throughout the item. An ideal wedding gift. Very suitable for engraving or personalization.
  • Handcrafted in 95% pewter and high polished by hand.
  • Made in Germany.
  • Kunigunde Bridal Cup or Wedding Cup.
  • The bridal cup is not only a symbol for a long German tradition, but also itīs a unique gift for the bridal pair.
  • Includes the bridal cup legend in English, German, French and Russian.
  • Designed by Hans-Rudolf Wutschka of Germany.

Legend of the Nuernberg Bridal Cup:

Once upon a time in old Nuernberg, Germany, the noble mistress Kunigunde fell in love with a goldsmith. Although Kunigundes wealthy father did not approve of this pair, it was clear that she wanted only the goldsmith to be her husband, and she rejected all other suitors. Even imprisoning the goldsmith did not end Kunigundes love for him. Instead, her father could only watch his daughter grow paler and paler as a result of the separation from her true love. The wealthy nobleman reluctantly made the following proposal: he would allow his daughter to marry the goldsmith if he could fashion a cup from which two people could drink at the same time without spilling any wine. Inspired by love and with skillful hands, the goldsmith created a masterpiece. He sculpted a girl with a smile as beautiful as his own true loves. Her skirt was hollowed to serve as a cup. Her raised arms held a bucket that swivels so that it could be filled and then tipped towards a second drinker. The challenge was met. The goldsmith and the nobleman's daughter joined hands in marriage and with the bridal cup set forth a romantic and memorable tradition as charming today as it was hundreds of years ago.
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