• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 65

    A silver and silver-gilt mounted turbo-shell cup

    19TH CENTURY, MARKS INDISTINCT

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A silver and silver-gilt mounted turbo-shell cup
    19th Century, marks indistinct
    On a lobed circular base applied with stylised scroll-work, the knopped stem applied with masks, the shell with foliage strapwork, mounted with a fantastical animal, marked to the base
    27.5 cm. high


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