No. 1. - Nautilus, Mounted in Silver-Gilt, the Property of Her Majesty, 1850. Item from an Exhibition of Ancient and Medieval Art in London, including: '...objects from Windsor Castle (placed at the disposal of the committee by her Majesty's gracious permission)...of these, the Nautilus Cup, of the seventeenth century...is not the least admired. It seems to have been a favourite conceit of the operative artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to mount the shell of the nautilus with figures of naiads, nereids, tritons, and other marine gods and goddesses...this beautiful example...is supported by a figure of Neptune, and surmounted by another of Jupiter...'. Nautilus shell with parcel-gilt silver mounts made by Nikolaus Schmidt, in the Royal Collection. From "Illustrated London News", 1850.
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