Dish, anonymous, anonymous, c. 1550 - c. 1575

Dish, anonymous, anonymous, c. 1550 - c. 1575

rock crystal; mount: gold, enamel, h 6.8cm × w 24.1cm × d 18.3cm × d 9.7cm More details

In the 16th century rock crystal was thought to be petrified water. This is why the decorations often include depictions of marine creatures and other aquatic animals. Neptune, god of the sea, is shown in his element in the middle of this dish.

On display in room 2.3

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