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Nautilus cup

Date:
1602
Culture:
Dutch, Utrecht
Medium:
Nautilus shell, silver gilt
Dimensions:
H. 11 x W. 6 5/8 x D. 4 1/4 in. (27.9 x 16.8 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver In Combination
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.604
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 520
Inscription: Rectangular paper label (removed from underside of foot): printed in black ink: 458; further inscribed in pencil: P.M. 1022

Marking: [1] maker's mark (?);
[2] Utrecht mark, end of XVI century to 1st quarter XVII century;
[3] G encircled: Utrecht date letter, 1602;
[4] O crowned and encircled: Dutch verification mark for old work, 1807–10;
[5] V encircled and then crowned: Dutch import mark for large work in gold or silver, 1859–1909;
[6] cock in a vertical octagon (mark of French provinces 2nd standard silver, 1809–19);
[7] Boars head (Paris mark for silver, restricted warranranty, 1838 to present);

Location of marks:
[1], [2], [3] under lip (difficult to decipher);
[4], [5] on top of foot rim;
[6] on top of lip;
[7] on top of lip and, twice, on foot rim
Mr. Eugen Gutmann , Berlin ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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