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    A Hermann Ratzersdorfer Gem-Set, Partial Gilt, and Enameled Silver-Mounted and Engraved Rock Crystal Figural Tazza, Vienna, circa 1880
    Marks: HR, (Dianakopf-A-4), A
    10-1/2 x 10 x 6-1/4 inches (26.7 x 25.4 x 15.9 cm)
    53.8 ounces (gross)


    The tazza with spade-form rock crystal bowl engraved with scrolled foliage encircled by an enameled silver rim of palmette drops with leaf-form appliqués, grotesque masques to the spout and sides and dragon-form handle with outstretched wings and meandering tail, all enameled in white, red, and green with gold accents, standard capped with openwork gem set knop above partial gilt satyr-form figural standard with gems to the shoulders, holding a pair of partial gilt, enameled, and gem-set fish, atop a stepped circular base of rock crystal engraved with sinuous vegetal motifs and supported by an engraved, enameled, and pearl-set silver mount punctuated by four stylized dragon-form supports.

    Condition Report*: Good condition and impressive presentation overall, with minor inclusions inherent to rock crystal and age and use-related wear, including a few fleabites to edge of rock crystal base, scattered rubbing and flaking to the enamel, losses to the gilding throughout, and missing pearls to rim and edge of base.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2020
    5th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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