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Shell-shaped cup

1690/1700

Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum

Ribbed shell-shaped body standing on two bead-shaped legs, gilded on the inside, with a curled, high handle. On the widening front, a lid with arched, ribbed rim, with a filter made of slightly indented, bored holes. On the front, Báthory coat of arms held by two angels inside a laurel wreath, above it “SB”, under it year “1592”.
The engraved coat of arms and monogram referring to Transylvanian ruler Zsigmond Báthory are later addendums, probably from the 19th century.

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  • Title: Shell-shaped cup
  • Date: 1690/1700
  • Location: Hungary

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