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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 661

    A CONTINENTAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER EWER

    CIRCA 1560, POSSIBLY ITALIAN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CONTINENTAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER EWER
    CIRCA 1560, POSSIBLY ITALIAN
    Ovoid and on a stepped pedestal foot, the gilt foot chased with foliage, the lower body and rim chased with gilt strapwork, with a scrolling figure capped handle with a bearded grotesque mask terminal flanked by two winged lions, the opposite side applied with a female mask, the elongated spout with a beaded rim, the foot and handle marked with a later French tax mark
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
    28 oz. (876 gr.)


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    Provenance

    Marczell de Nemes; Frederik Muller & Cie, Amsterdam, 13-14 November 1928, lot 126
    Anonymous sale; Christie's Geneva, 14 November 1989, lot 35


    Literature

    M. Agnellini, Argenti Antichi Italiani, Milan, 1991, p. 82