• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 306

    A GOLD- AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL VESSEL IN THE FORM OF A FANTASTICAL BEAST

    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GOLD- AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL VESSEL IN THE FORM OF A FANTASTICAL BEAST
    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1880
    The body with a removable lid and on a baluster stem with gold and polychrome enamel mounts; the tip of the tail possibly replaced; repairs
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional provenance for this lot:

    Lady Astor of Hever, sold Christie's London, 16th December 1986, lot 175 (£13,200).

    Please also note that the biberon is probably of Viennese manufacture and not French as stated in the catalogue description.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 300-385)