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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT CUP

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, POSSIBLY ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT CUP
    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, POSSIBLY ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    THE OVOID BODY SUPPORTED BY FOUR CAST PUTTO ON A PLINTH BASE WITH FOUR DOLPHIN FEET, THE BODY CHASED WITH PANELS DEPICTING NEPTUNE ON ONE SIDE AND AMPHRITE ON THE OTHER, EACH WITH ATTENDANT FIGURES, ALL WITHIN STRAPWORK, THE HANDLES CAST AS MERMAIDS AND SNAKES AND WITH GROTESQUE MASKS, THE DETACHABLE COVER WITH A FINIAL CAST AS A PUTTO RIDING A HIPPOCAMP, MARKED WITH A LATER FRENCH TAX MARK
    22¼ IN. (56.5 CM.) HIGH
    123 OZ. (3,834 GR.)


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