Description This piece has designs of birds and foliage in niello on the sides of the hexagonal cup. Inside is gilt, with the figure of a shrimp "en plein" air. When the drinker is finished, a shrimp stares at him from inside the cup. The finial of the cover is designed as a nude child.
Provenance Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), St. Petersburg and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Maker's Mark] Stamped on base and upper rim with swan in oval.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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