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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 72

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1875
    In the form of a bird, on oval foot with baluster stem, the upper part of the body detaching to form the cover, applied with two rock crystal wings, the body applied with rock crystal head and tail, the mounts applied with panels of grotesque masks and demi-grotesque monsters and scrolls enamelled in green, red, white, and black and applied between with jewels and hung beneath the neck with a pendant foiled emerald, marked underneath and on cover.
    12¾ in. (32.4 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)