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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 58

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870
    Formed as a cockerel, on oval base applied with foiled rubies and cabochon emeralds within strap work scrolls, the stem formed as the legs of the cockerel supported on a stump, the lower part of the body cut with scrolls, the upper part of the body detaching to form a cover with applied tail, wings, head and central finial, the joint mounts similar to that of the base, marked under base and inside cover
    12½ in. (31.6 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)