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    Sale 5926

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    24 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 316

    A LARGE GERMAN HISTORISMUS GILT ELECTROPLATED CUP AND COVER IN THE RENAISSANCE MANNER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE GERMAN HISTORISMUS GILT ELECTROPLATED CUP AND COVER IN THE RENAISSANCE MANNER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled after a late 16th/early 17th century German example, the body chased with a frieze of classical warriors above military trophies and masks, the cover with urn finial supporting a armoured soldier with spear and shield; together with a similar but smaller cup and cover, chased with a frieze incorporating classical vignettes of reclining figures above masks and oval panels of sea-creatures, the cover decorated with vignettes of classical figures dressed in armour, winged cherub heads and fruit, surmounted by an urn finial capped by a naked figure of Hercules draped with a lion's pelt
    respectively, 42 in. (106.7 cm.) high and 26½ in. (66 cm.) high (2)


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