Silver, Tortoise Shell
Possibly Scottish, circa 1690
Height: 10 cm, 3.93 in
The body made of a Tortoise shell and silver mounted with a foliate rim. The foot gadrooned and the cover reveals a plain silver surface with a coat of arms that can function as a small salver.
Similar objects of curiosity were collected by the art connoisseur William Beckford and his designer Gregorio Franchi who also produced similar items to implement their collection.
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