Round cup, Saracchi, workshop, Milan, 1575-1580. Rock crystal, gold, enamel. H 15.5 cm, 18.5 cm diam cuppa. V 344. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2013
The bottom of the crystal bowl filled a circular water zone, which is formed from a strip of ocean waves. At the edge appear loosely draped and arranged in pairs assigned mermaids and deities of the sea. Trees with wide flaring branches give mythological scene of a landscape background. The very thin-walled shell with the finest ausgeschliffene INTAGLI interface and precious gold setting can be attributed to the workshop of the brothers working in Milan Saracchi. Possibly supplied Annibale Fontana, who has worked repeatedly with the workshop together, the design.