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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 83

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL EWER

    VIENNA, CIRCA 1870, APPARENTLY NO MAKER'S MARK, ATTRIBUTED TO HERMANN RATZERSDORFER

    Price Realised  

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    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL EWER
    VIENNA, CIRCA 1870, APPARENTLY NO MAKER'S MARK, ATTRIBUTED TO HERMANN RATZERSDORFER
    On shaped trefoil base, the polygonal rock crystal stem applied with three seated satyrs supporting the lobed trefoil-shaped body, the front applied with satyr and grotesque monster panel with red and white enamelled wings, the handle formed as a grotesque serpent enamelled in red, green and white, the body with similar enamel straps, the rock crystal engraved with foliate scrolls, marked on handle
    8¼ in. (21 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)