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    A German Silver and Hardstone Covered Cup

    Unknown maker, Germany
    19th century
    Silver, silver gilt, hardstone
    Marks: 13, N, X
    15 inches high
    37.6 ounces (gross)

    In the 17th century style, the globular body with repoussé strapwork and cherub head decoration with pendant floral motifs, inset with bezel-set rock crystal, amethyst, carnelian and lapis lazuli stones; the domed lid with repousse cherub head decoration inset with bezel-set rock crystal and lapis lazuli, surmounted by a cast female figure holding a staff and shield; raised on baluster stem with repoussé floral pendants and cherubs with flared base with cherub heads inset with bezel-set green stone and lapis lazuli.


    Estimate: $3,500 - $5,000.

    Condition Report*: extensive losses to gilding; minor denting.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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