A SILVER MOUNTED TORTOISE CUP AND COVER/STAND, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1690
the cover with gadrooned rim and pedestal finial/foot, the interior with engraved mantling around a coat-of-arms, the body with foliate rim, the shell raised on a fluted oval pedestal foot, unmarked
12cm., 4¾in. long
The coat-of-arms is possibly later. The shell with no obvious cracks or splits. Light wear. Good condition.
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