4 March 2003
A Dutch silver-mounted nautilus cup
Apparently unmarked, possibly by Cornelis Jansz. van der Burch, Delft, late 16th/17th Century; dated 1601
On a circular domed base, chased with fruit and cherubs, knobbed oval stem with fruit decoration and four applied small masks, the shell body with silver mounts, engraved with foliage, two small ribbed ring handles, a warrior holding a lance in his right hand and a shield in his left hand
23.8 cm. high
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For an almost identical nautilus cup attributed to Cornelis Jansz. van der Burch (mark a clover-leaf), Delft, see J.W. Frederiks, Dutch Silver, The Hague, 1961, vol. IV, P.14, no.24, illustrated.
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PLease note the inscription reads Willem * Pieters * 1601
Please note that this lot is below Dutch legal alloy
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