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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 638

    A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER

    STRASBOURG, 1749, UNIDENTIFIED MAKER'S MARK

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER
    STRASBOURG, 1749, UNIDENTIFIED MAKER'S MARK
    Tapering cylindrical and with a gilt foot and rim, engraved with the arms of the city of Obernai, within the date '1749', the rim engraved with an inscription, marked underneath
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
    5 oz. (146 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'Herr Matheus Hoffmann Rathsherr'


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    Two very similar beakers, one from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Strabourg and another from the Hôtel de Ville, Obernai are illustrated in H. Haug, Inventaire des Collections Publiques Françaises L'Orfèverie de Strasbourg, Paris, 1978, no. 81 and 82.

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