Lot 3012

An unusual Flemish nautilus trophy with a hippocamp, 2nd half of the 19th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


Silver, hallmarked "13" (fineness 13 lot) on the edge of the base. The highly curved base decorated with plant motifs in relief, bearing a fully sculptured hippocamp, above which the shaft in the shape of a tree trunk, holding the large nautilus shell. The flat, spiral shell with a pearlescent sheen in a silver setting, engraved with figurative scenes and tendrils. Removable lid with a mast and sail, engraved "Pelikan van Dvnkerke". The rear part of the nautilus shell with a fully sculptured, silver angel, filling the sail with bellows. Small dents in places, signs of age and handling. Height 53 cm, weight 1.28 kg.
A splendid, exceptionally representative trophy.

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The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.