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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 59

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL VASE

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL VASE
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870
    On spreading domed foot and with short baluster-shaped body, with two winged demi-sphinx scroll and butterfly handles, the foot, stem and body finely enamelled with bands depicting gods and goddesses, the body engraved with anthemion scrolls and demi grotesque figures, marked under foot
    7¾ in. (20 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)