14 December 2000
A RENAISSANCE-STYLE ENAMELLED AND GOLD-MOUNTED GREY CHALCEDONY TWO-HANDLED URN AND COVER
Possibly designed by Reinhold Vasters, Aachen, circa 1870
The spreading fluted base with gold border enamelled with winged monsters and beading, the upper part of the partly fluted body carved in cameo with mythological scenes, the enamelled winged caryatid scroll handles rising from carved lions' masks, the border enamelled with scalloped panels of scrolls with lozenges between, the partly fluted cover with enamelled scroll border and finial formed as a seated figure of Hercules on natural amethyst crystal above enamelled gold knop
45/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high overall
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no. E.de R.675.
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P.Rossi, Italian Jewelled Arts, London, 1957, pl.lxxii.
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