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    Unidentified maker, London, England, 1594-95
    Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), (heart over two clubs in saltire), R
    12-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches diameter (31.1 x 8.9 cm)
    16.13 ounces

    Sotheby's, London, sold March 3, 1983, lot 114;
    Christie's, New York, sold April 16, 1999, lot 343;
    The Charles L. Poor Collection;
    Sotheby's, New York, sold October 23, 2006, lot 325.

    The inverted silver gilt gourd-shape covered cup decorated with chased strap-work enclosing foliate and shell forms on silver matt ground with applied silver leaves at gourd base, naturalistic tree trunk stem rising from stepped domed base chased as cup, chased lid with urn finial above rayed disk.

    Condition Report*: fine surface scratches, some rubbing to the silver gilt, a hole where the duty mark was struck to the lid
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    10th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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