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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 74

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED LAPIS LAZULI DISH

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED LAPIS LAZULI DISH
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875
    Shaped circular, the centre with a scene of the Siege of Troy, the city in the background and with the Greeks in the foreground differently enamelled, the outer border applied with the canopied cartouches each charged with a standing figure of a Trojan hero, Nestor, Patrocles, Menelaus and Ajax, canopied military trophies between, the outer border with alternating male and female heads and with foliate scroll border, marked on rim and underneath
    14 3/8 in. (36.4 cm.) diam.


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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)