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Please note the additional provenance for the present lot:
Formerly part of the collection of The Right Hon. Sir Julian Goldsmith, Bart., M.P. and sold by order of his executors at Christie's London, 8th June 1896, lot 716
Acquired from the above sale by H. Quilter.
Émile Molinier, Paris, 1906.
Lady Astor of Hever, sold Christe's London, 16th December 1986, lot 179 (£19,800) whereupon acquired by the father of the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Diego Angulo Iniguez, Catálogo de las Alhajas del Delfín, Madrid, 1989.
S. Raulet, Rock Crystal Treasures from Antiquity to Today, Paris, 1999, pp. 108-145.