Mounted turbo shell drinking cupOn display
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Polished small turbo shell, silver-gilt mounts, at the top is a standing figure of Fortuna, holding up a sail. Below this is a grotesque mask, near which is the head of a serpent, whose body is coiled around the shell. The rim, mount and straps are engraved and cut with strapwork. The foot is formed as a four-clawed bird's foot.
Mounted turbo shell drinking cup
Material and technique
Dimensions18.3 cm (height)
12 cm (width)
8.3 cm (depth)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work