Nautilus shell

Manufacturer:
Franchi and Son
Date:
19th century, after early 17th century original
Culture:
British, London, after Dutch, Amsterdam or Utrecht original
Medium:
Metal mounts, gilt; nautilus shell
Dimensions:
Overall: 14 1/8 × 7 3/8 × 5 5/8 in. (35.9 × 18.7 × 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Electrotype
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1873
Accession Number:
73.8.30
Not on view
This electrotype is after an early seventeenth-century original at Elkington's, London, at the time of reproduction, now in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amstersdam. It is one of the works depicted in the painting of the Yarmouth Collection, ca. 1660–70, from Norwich Castle Museum.
[ Franchi and Son , London, until 1873; sold to MMA ]