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Nautilus shell cup with aquatic emblems

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An image of Nautilus shell cup engraved with Chinese scenes and mounted with silver-gilt aquatic emblems. Nautilus shell with engraved decoration, mounted in silver-gilt, cast, embossed, chased and engraved, height (overall) 24.4 cm, width (overall) 10.8 cm, length (overall) 19 cm, c.1585-1586. London silversmith. Mannerist.

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Nautilus shell cup engraved with Chinese scenes and mounted with silver-gilt aquatic emblems. Nautilus shell with engraved decoration, mounted in silver-gilt, cast, embossed, chased and engraved, height (overall) 24.4 cm, width (overall) 10.8 cm, length (overall) 19 cm, c.1585-1586. London silversmith. Mannerist.

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  • Accession Number: M/P.4-1938
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/45.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 692 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 139.84kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 45/1
  • Captured: 2013:12:19 15:37:31

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