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Bonebakker nautilus shell drawing enlarged. From As Bonebakker & Son, Amsterdam. "Nautilus shells were much-admired showpieces in the seventeenth century; they were often mounted on an ornamental silver stand and they were sometimes provided with a lid so that they could be used as drinking cups. As this drawing demonstrates, they were still popular in the nineteenth century."
Tiffany Studios gilt bronze, abalone and nautilus shell lamp, circa 1899-1928. Gilt bronze base ornamented with abalone circular band on base surrounding floral accents on bottom of bifurcated wishbone form shaft supporting nautilus shell acting as shade. Marked on bottom "Tiffany Studios New York 402". Height 14.6".: