• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 30

    A pair of Austrian silver-gilt centre-pieces

    GRAZ, 1780, AND STUCK WITH LATER AUSTRIAN DUTY MARK OF 1806-1807, MAKER'S MARK PROBABLY 'IV' IN OVAL; THE CENTRE PIECE WITH THE DONKEY PROBABLY THE SAME BUT ALL MARKS INDISTINCT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A pair of Austrian silver-gilt centre-pieces
    Graz, 1780, and stuck with later Austrian duty mark of 1806-1807, maker's mark probably 'IV' in oval; the centre piece with the donkey probably the same but all marks indistinct
    Both with animal standing by a tree, one a donkey with young, drinking from a water vessel, the other a stag, both inlaid with variously coloured hardstones and glass, on a pedestal stepped base with four foliate feet, some losses, marked to the rims and on the pedestal
    18.5 and 21 cm. high
    gross 1456 gr. (2)


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