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Etienne Delaune (1518-83)

A design for a lidded cup c.1560-80

RCIN 913052

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Like the design for a ewer, this drawing by Delaune was probably intended for presentation to a patron. Delaune has envisaged pearls hanging from the cup, and precious stones set into the foot. The knop is a figure of Neptune astride a seahorse, while women with barley-twist legs support the bowl.