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Natural miracle Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces

Natural miracle Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces

1570 Pearly Nautilus with rubies, and turquoise, mounted with gilt silver. Pitti palace, Florence. Natural miracle Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces

Natural miracle Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces
In the warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans there are representatives of a small ancient group of cephalopods. It’s a small octopus nautilus, which in Russian is called “pearl boats”. Over millions of years, these creatures have not changed. Engraved shell placed in delicate frame, transforming them into unusual jewelry, more often – cups. The works of this kind were very popular among the Nuremberg masters of XVII-XVIII centuries. The decor of the nautilus-cups commonly used images of mythological characters, in one way or another connected with the sea. Nacre of Nautilus especially valued in the Middle Ages, and in the entire West.

Natural miracle Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces

Cup of Nautilus, Netherlands, circa 1577. Collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Madrid. Natural miracle Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces

Natural miracle – Nautilus Jewellery Masterpieces

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