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Hexagonal Bottle with Cover

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The panels of this hexagonal bottle are engraved with the Gods of Jupiter, Venus, Apollo, Diana, Mars, and Mercury, surrounded by scrollwork with harpies dragons, dolphins and winged satyrs. The gold mounts are delicately embellished with champlevé enamels. The decoration of this piece is...

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Until 1970, Arturo Lopez-Willshaw; October 13, 1970, Lopez-Willshaw Sale, Sotheby & Co., London, lot 30, sold to Mr. John Goelet, New York; 1978, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 18, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill

Italian (Milan), second half of the 16th century

Object Place

Prague, Bohemia


31.8 x 11.7 x 8 cm (12 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rock crystal with enameled and nielloed gold mounts




Decorative arts