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Nikolaus Schmidt, ‘Nautilus cup’, ca. 1600, Royal Collection Trust
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Nautilus cup, ca. 1600

Nautilus shell with parcel-gilt silver mounts
52 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 16 in
133.4 × 62.2 × 40.6 cm
Location
London, Edinburgh, Windsor
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Royal Collection Trust
London, Edinburgh, +1 more

This spectacular Kunstkammer object is one of the finest examples of antiquarian plate acquired by …

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Nikolaus Schmidt, ‘Nautilus cup’, ca. 1600, Royal Collection Trust
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Royal Collection Trust
London, Edinburgh, +1 more

This spectacular Kunstkammer object is one of the finest examples of antiquarian plate acquired by George IV. On its arrival in 1823, it joined a growing collection of virtuoso sideboard cups of varying dates and nationalities. Although once considered to be the work of Benvenuto Cellini, it bears the mark of Nikolaus …

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© Royal Collection Trust / HM Queen Elizabeth II

Nautilus cup, ca. 1600

Nautilus shell with parcel-gilt silver mounts
52 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 16 in
133.4 × 62.2 × 40.6 cm
Location
London, Edinburgh, Windsor
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