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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 75

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL EWER

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTED ROCK-CRYSTAL EWER
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875
    On spreading circular foot, the baluster-shaped body held by four straps formed as grotesque lion masks and demi-male herms enamelled in red, green and white, the handle formed as a winged dragon and with winged putto and satyr terminal, the body cut with demi-winged female figures and foliate scrolls, marked on foot
    11¾ in. (29.7 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FAMILY TRUST COLLECTED BY THE AMERICAN WIFE OF AN ENGLISH ARISTOCRAT ON HER CONTINENTAL TOURS IN THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    (LOTS 58-87)