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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.