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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 81

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP AND COVER

    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870

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    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL CUP AND COVER
    MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1870
    On oval base, the stem formed as a kneeling river god with trident, the egg-shaped bowl with detachable cover formed as a winged hippocamp, the base, stem and cover with borders of grotesque monsters and foliate scrolls, finely enamelled in pink, pale blue, red and white, the cover set with pearls and jewels, and with grotesque male masks, the front of the bowl hung with pendant jewel, marked on foot, on rim, on cover bezel and neck
    16¼ in. (41.2 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)