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Post Lot Text
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.