• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7628

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

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL AND LAPIS LAZULI TANKARD

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT, ENAMEL AND LAPIS LAZULI TANKARD
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1880
    Cylindrical and on spreading domed foot, enamelled with piles of fruit, flowers and foliage in white, green, purple, red and black, the body of the tankard inset with numerous rectangular panels of lapis lazuli with gilt bands between, with scroll handle and hinged domed cover, the cover similarly enamelled and with white, gilt and orange enamelled fluted edge, lacking finial and thumbpiece, marked on foot and on cover bezel
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    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)