• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5658

    Christie's Interiors

    5 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT TWIN-BOTTLE CRUET

    MAKER'S MARK OF WHS, OR POSSIBLY WM (CONJOINED) HS, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1830, ALSO BEARING DUTCH CONTROL MARKS FOR FOREIGN-MADE SILVER

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL SILVER-GILT TWIN-BOTTLE CRUET
    MAKER'S MARK OF WHS, OR POSSIBLY WM (CONJOINED) HS, PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1830, ALSO BEARING DUTCH CONTROL MARKS FOR FOREIGN-MADE SILVER
    Oval on four hoof supports, the base pierced with stiff leaves, the openwork fruiting vine frame flanked by ram's head monopodia, the central cylindrical handle applied with rams' masks and two pierced, fluted receptacles, associated glass bottles
    11 1/8 in. (28.1 cm.) high
    25 oz. (775 gr.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR