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Lorenz Biller

Nautilus cup late seventeenth century with early nineteenth century additions

RCIN 50610

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The elaborately pierced and foliate cap is studded with jewels and terminates in a bacchic mask. The stem is cast in the form of a kneeling figure of Atlas.This nautilus cup (one of two in the Royal Collection) was purchased by George IV from Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in December 1826 for £94 10s.