London, South Kensington
21 September 2004
AN AUSTRIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL NEF
MARK OF HERMANN RATZERSDORFER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
On an oval rising base with four mask feet, the stem with applied coiled winged serpent, terminating with a three-masted nef on shaped and engraved rock crystal base, with wirework rigging and enamelled sails - 10½in. (26cm.) high.
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A very similar example by the same maker was sold Christie's New York, 21 October 2003, lot 158.
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