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S.J. Phillips, Londres.
Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
H-U Mette, Der Nautiluspokal, Wie Kunst und Natur Miteinander Spielen, Berlin, 1995, no 298, illustr.242.
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A GERMAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED WOOD AND NAUTILUS SHELL CUP
MAKER'S MARK OF PAUL SOLANIER, AUGSBURG, 1692-1697
On shaped oval crimped base applied with cold-painted flower and foliage on copper wire, the centre painted with white and black scrolling foliage, the stem formed as a carved wood blackamoor wearing a silver palm-leaf skirt supporting the nautilus, the shell applied with pearl-set branches of fruit and painted with foliage swags, the rim decorated with painted scrolls, the spiral capped by acanthus leaves, the similar cover with wax bird finial, marked on base