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nef~standing cup

1600/1630

British Museum

British Museum

Standing cup, nef; bloodstone; mounted in chased gold; enamelled and jewelled; boat-shaped cup, five pillars at stern forming a balustrade, rails enamelled lavender and white and set with cabochon emerald and carbuncles; on each side of edge are chased and enamelled cartouches; below are two pecten-shaped hollows; shell-shaped stem with two collars, enamelled white and set with emeralds; oval foot enamelled blue and set with five carbuncles.

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  • Title: nef~standing cup
  • Date Created: 1600/1630
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 18.60cm; Height: 6.50cm (bowl at stem); Length: 20.40cm; Width: 9.20cm; Length: 8.40cm (foot rim); Width: 7.10cm (foot rim); Weight: 593.00g
  • External Link: Explore this item on the British Museum's website
  • Registration number: WB.82
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