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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 85

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT BEAKER

    MARK OF PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH SILVER-GILT BEAKER
    MARK OF PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY
    In the 17th century taste, tapering cylindrical, on stepped pedestal foot, the body with spiral flutes, finely engraved with a foliate motif, marked on base and rim
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high; 6 oz. (197 gr.)


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    This beaker is based on a Louis XIV gold beaker from the Puiforcat collection, now at the Musée du Louvre, illustrated in Gérard Mabille, La Collection Puiforcat Donation de Stavros S. Niarchos au Département des Objets d'Art Orfèvrerie du XVII au XIX siècle, 1994, illus. pp. 25, 41, fig. 1.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CORPORATE COLLECTION