Nautilus cup, anoniem, c. 1630 - c. 1660

Nautilus cup, anoniem, c. 1630 - c. 1660

nautilusschelp, verguld zilver, h 32.0cm. More details

The body of this cup is made from the shell of a marine mollusc, the nautilus. It also served as the inspiration for the decoration, which consists of a multitude of sea creatures. Dolphins and mermaids swim around the foot; fish, sea gods and goddesses form the bands of the mount.

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