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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A SPANISH SILVER ALTAR CRUET

    THE STAND MARKED COSTA, CIRCA 1680

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH SILVER ALTAR CRUET
    THE STAND MARKED COSTA, CIRCA 1680
    The oval stand on spreading foot, the vase-shaped detachable cruet bottles each tapering cylindrical and on spreading foot, with angular spout and scroll handle, the hinged cover framed with finials as initials A and V, each engraved on one side with a rose and on the other with a coat-of-arms and dated 1680, the salver engraved with a coat-of-arms and further engraved with an inscription, marked under the salver
    the salver 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) wide
    21 oz. (658 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'SE HIZO EN ENERO EL ANO 1680 SIENDO CAPELLAN MOSSEN PANTALEON XIMENEZ DEL LUGAR DE CENARBE &C' WHICH TRANSLATED READS 'THIS WAS MADE IN THE YEAR 1680 WHEN MOSEN PANTALEON XIMENEZ FROM CENARBE & C. WAS CLERGYMAN'. (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN