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    Sale 5374

    Christie's Interiors

    16 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 490

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT CHALICE

    UNMARKED, PROBABLY ITALIAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT CHALICE
    UNMARKED, PROBABLY ITALIAN, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The tapering bowl chased with flowers and stiff-leafage, the knop with six niello bosses probably of an earlier date, on hexafoil foot chased with foliage and two bosses, one with the sacred monogram, the other chased MRIA and with a third applied silver reserve engraved with the initials D.A.L.
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high
    gross weight 11.75 oz. (364 gr.)


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