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Shell-shaped Dish

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Shell-shape bowl and base of engraved rock crystal; on the end of the shell is a boy holding a trident in silver gilt, astride a dragon in colored enamel; a silver gilt mermaid holds the shell on her head; she has green enamel scales; rim of the glass base is of gilt and enamel, set with stones.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Object Place



27.5 x 19 cm (10 13/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rock crystal, enamel




Decorative arts