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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 70

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL DISH

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL DISH
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875
    Shaped circular and applied with eight alternating female and male demi-figure straps, with grotesque masks above, enamelled in red, white, green, blue and black, and with inner-band of winged female masks, the central panel with demi-female figure within foliate scrolls, and the outer panel similarly cut with female figures, marked on back
    11½ in. (29 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)