5 July 2005,
Price realised GBP 4,200
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A Dutch silver cup
Mark of Frassoys Elioet, Utrecht, 1618
Baluster form, on domed circular foot, applied with cast grotesque scroll brackets, the body profusely repoussé and chased with fruit, foliage, strapwork, drapery, scrolls and pavilions on a partly-textured ground, and with acanthus and palmette and scroll borders
9¼in. (23.5cm.) high
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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 20 April 1972, lot 58.
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