A shaped ovoid bowl with auricular handles carved with leafy scrolls, two flaws masked by birds.
Rock crystal is a transparent variety of the mineral quartz, valued for its clarity and lack of colour or flaws. Vessels and spheres have been carved from large crystals since ancient times. In this example, two small faults in the crystal have been cleverly masked by birds in the carving
1690 Devonshire Schedule: “A wrought ribd Christall Cup with two Eares”.