A SILVER-MOUNTED NAUTILUS SHELL CUP, MAKER'S MARK ONLY, W INCORPORATING TWO VERTICAL LINES OR TWO ARROWHEADS SIDE BY SIDE IN A SHIELD-SHAPED PUNCH, ENGLISH, FIRST QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY |
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- 18.2cm., 7 1/8 in. high
on circular pedestal base with moulded border, knopped baluster stem rising to four plain straps and a lip mount with invected or leaf-shaped borders, applied at the heel of the shell with a cut-out tulip shape engraved with a coat-of-arms between two similar fronds of foliage, the underside with pricked scratch weight: '8:oz:4d:wtt:'
The coat-of-arms, a fess lozengy, is augmented with the mark of cadency (a crescent) for a second son.