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    Hermann Ratzersdorfer, Vienna, Austria, circa 1866-1881
    Marks: (3, dog's head, A), HR conjoined (partial), J
    5-7/8 x 4-3/8 x 3-1/2 inches (14.9 x 11.1 x 8.9 cm)
    11.2 gross ounces

    The rock crystal, silver gilt and enamel vessel in the form of a bird, the shaped body with scrolled and feathered wings, the conforming base with carved scrolls and feathers with carved knop separated by bands of enameled floral and scroll decoration and braided bands, the foot attached to the body with enameled boss, carved rock crystal bird's head mounted with scrolled and floral pierced enamel mounts.

    Condition Report*: internal fissures to rock crystal, minor losses to enameling, minor losses to gilding, possibly lacking foot mount
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2010
    31st Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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