9 July 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED AGATE CUP
THE CUP POSSIBLY ROMAN, THE STEM PROBABLY FRENCH, 17TH CENTURY
The cup supported by three putti on a circular spreading plinth; very minor chips and wear
1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) high, the cup; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high, overall
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Paris, Musée du Louvre, Les Gemmes de la Couronne, 27 Apr. - 23 Jul. 2001, nos. 12, 227 and 228.
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