Made from a nautilus shell, on electroplated silver stand, the shell carved by C Wood, Liverpool, about 1860.
This carved nautilus shell was presented to Robert Hutchinson, Mayor of Liverpool, in 1862. The nautilus is a large marine mollusc, related to the octopus and commonly found in the Pacific Ocean. The naturalistic theme of this piece is continued in the stand, which is shaped like a lily pad.
Given by Mrs FW Bailey, 1963