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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    A SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER PYX

    GUATAMALA (ANTIGUA), 1550-1580

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER PYX
    GUATAMALA (ANTIGUA), 1550-1580
    Circular, the removable domed cover with applied scrolls and engraved with cherub's masks and strapwork, the base engraved with scrolling foliage terminating in fantastical beasts, the sides engraved twice with a coat-of-arms beneath a Cardinal's hat, marked inside base with town mark, assay master's mark, and tax mark; the cover marked with tax mark (Cristina Esteras Martìn, nos. 261 and 263a)
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diameter; 14 oz. (441 gr.)


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