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Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)

Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell

Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)

  • TITLE

    : Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell
  • AUTHOR

    : Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
  • INVENTARIO

    :
  • DATE

    : c. 1605 - 1610
  • TYPE

    : Object
  • TECNIQUE

    : Golden silver
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 38.5 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Applied arts
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    :
  • ROOM

    : 8

This exquisite object is a libation vessel of a type that was popular in seventeenth-century German Wunderkammern, or “cabinets of wonders”, with the use of natural objects, and large shells in particular. The mark on the base of the cup is that of Christoph Lencker, who worked in Augsburg in the late-sixteenth/early-seventeenth century.

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  • TITLE

    Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell
  • AUTHOR

    Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
  • INVENTARIO

  • DATE

    c. 1605 - 1610
  • TYPE

    Object
  • TECNIQUE

    Golden silver
  • DIMENSIONS

    38.5 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Applied arts
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

  • ROOM

    8

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