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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 84

    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL DISH

    VIENNA, CIRCA 1875, APPARENTLY UNMARKED, ATTRIBUTED TO HERMANN RATZERSDORFER

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    AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL DISH
    VIENNA, CIRCA 1875, APPARENTLY UNMARKED, ATTRIBUTED TO HERMANN RATZERSDORFER
    Shaped circular and with the borders applied and enamelled with fruit and foliage in pale blue, green, purple, dark blue and red and inner borders of red and white strap-work, the central boss bordered by winged cherubim masks, the outer border applied with grotesque lion and monster masks, and with oval cartouches flanked by winged dragon headed serpents, the panels cut with winged herms and foliate scrolls
    12¾ in. (32 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)