• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 307

    A GOLD- AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP

    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GOLD- AND ENAMEL-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP
    PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1880
    The cup carved with strap-work, masks and the heads of fantastical beasts; on a baluster stem with two enamelled gold bands and a spreading oval foot; repairs and restorations
    8 5/8 in. (21.9 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 182 (£9,350).

    Please also note that the cup 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)