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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 65

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMELLED TIMEPIECE

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMELLED TIMEPIECE
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870
    On oval rock crystal base, the silver-gilt border enamelled in black, red and green foliate scrolls, the stem formed as the figure of Atlas, supporting a quatrefoil-shaped clock with rock crystal back, the face enamelled with roman numerals and with vase of flowers in green, red, black and blue, marked on foot, with later French import marks
    5½ in. (14 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)