A small Indian navette-shaped garnet cup, 17th Century.

The small navette-shaped garnet cup, which most probably came from Cambay on the west coast of India, appears in the foreground of the image. It was part of an enormous bequest from the Countess of Devonshire to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter which was recorded in an inventory known as the 1690 Devonshire Schedule. Amongst a group of items in the Schedule under the heading ‘Cornelian Coralls, Garnetts and other Stones’ appears: ‘A little Garnett Boate Cupp’.


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