An Austrian jewelled and enamelled gold-mounted rock-crystal ewer
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An Austrian jewelled and enamelled gold-mounted rock-crystal ewer

19TH CENTURY

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An Austrian jewelled and enamelled gold-mounted rock-crystal ewer
19th century
Formed as a wyvern, with enamelled gold mounts, the winged mythological monster with detachable head and standing on an oval base, the mounts set with stones
9¼in. (23.5cm.) high
Provenance
Fernand Robert, 1905 (purchased for 60,000 francs)
The Lord Astor of Hever
Anon. sale; Christie's London, 16 December 1986, lot 176
Literature
The Glory of the Goldsmith, Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al Tajir Collection, London, 1989, no. 226, p. 265, illustrated
Exhibited
London, Christie's, The Glory of the Goldsmith, Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al Tajir Collection, 1989, no. 226
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