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    Sale 5333

    Chinese & Japanese Art

    15 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    A pair of silver gilt filigree and enamelled water sprinklers, Mid - 18th Century

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    Estimate

    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".