On the handles of a jug:
(photo by Marcus Cyron)
In a shell:
(photo of Amoria undulata, the Wavy volute, by Peter Southwood)
(photo of a Grapevine snail by Jürgen Schoner)
Or on a column:
(column from Persepolis, apparently wearing curlers)
Or perhaps you'll see the ravishing descending volute of some spiral stairs:
Photo of Haldon Belvedere, Devon, by Nilfanion
Or how about this, the modern equivalent of a water wheel:
(Francis turbine inlet scroll (or volute), Grand Coulee Dam)
Glorious and enchanting, every one.
Spot the Frippet: volute. This word comes to us from the Latin volūta, a spiral decoration, from volvere, to roll up.