Spain; ca. 1600;
At the end of the 16th c. the influence of the Herrera style - characterized by strictness and simplicity of form - was adopted by silversmiths. It continued into the 1st half of the 17th c. It had its origin in the Escorial, the cloister-court built for Filip II of Spain by Juan Herrera. The horizontal division into a simple base, stem and cup ornamented with pieces of cabochon-shaped enamel mounted in silver frames make this chalice a pure example of the Herrera style.