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Collection baron Nathaniel von Rothschild, Vienne, 1884.
Vente Christie's New York, by order of the Audrey B. Love Foundation, from the Collection of C. Ruxton Love, 14 juin 1982, lot 133.
Vente Christie's Genève, 10 mai 1988, lot 95.
Cette coupe est répertoriée dans le M. Rosenberg, op.cit., vol. I, numéro 469 g et illustrée dans H-U Mette, Der Nautiluspokal, Wie Kunst und Natur miteinander spielen, Berlin, 1995, p. 257.
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A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT MOUNTED NAUTILUS CUP
MAKER'S MARK OF JEREMIAS MICHAEL, AUGSBURG, 1610-1612
On oval base repoussé and chased with acanthus leaf border and applied above with silver stylized flower, the stem formed as a triton riding a dolphin and supporting the nautilus, the foliate straps each with caryatid terminal and the spiral capped by a sea-monster's head, the detachable shell-shaped cover with fluted border and applied with a military trophy and engraved medallion, the replacement finial formed as Venus Fortuna, marked on base and border and with assay scrape beneath base
For a very similar cup by Matthaus Wallbaum, see H. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529-1868, Munich, 1980, vol. 2, fig. 101.