Nautilus Beaker

Dutch (The Hague)
1659
Artist Unidentified artist


Object Place: Europe, The Hague, The Netherlands

Accession Number

63.1256

Medium or Technique

Nautilus shell, silver

On View

Alyce Morrissey Gallery (Kunstkammer) (Gallery 143)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Mother-of-pearl, cut scrolls engraved and inked with Callot figures after the Commedia del’Arte and insects. End pierced and engraved in acanthus and lettered scrolls (as underlined) arms of Admiral ‘J. Gansneb Tengnagel’, mayor of Kampen (1659).

Provenance

Sold by S. Nystad to the MFA for $4,150. (Accession date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund