16 December 1999
AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL VASE
Second quarter 19th Century
Of cylindrical form with flared lip and gadrooned bulbous base above a fluted pinched socle, carved in low relief with a continuous frieze of Classical heroes, on a stepped circular base
6 in. (16.5 cm.) high; 3 in. (9 cm.) diam.
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The 'hero' beaker is embellished with heroic scenes of antiquity and mythology: Perseus rescuing Andromeda, Hercules as slayer of the Nemean lion and a Roman hero.
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