15 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A pair of silver gilt filigree and enamelled water sprinklers, Mid - 18th Century
each rising from a splayed foot to a globular body, with tall slender tapering neck and oval finial each issuing five flowerheads, the body decorated with scrolling silver-gilt borders and petal motifs, with colourfully enamelled flowers, all on minutely scrolled silver ground -- 13¼in. (33.6cm.) high. (2)
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Similar shaped examples are illustrated in "Treasures of Catherine the Great, State Hermitage Museum, Hermitage Devolpment Trust, Piotrovski, Professor Mikhail B, 2000".
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