A fine Austrian silver gilt enamel and gem set carved rock crystal covered cup  Maker's mark SG, Vienna, 1886-1922

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Lot 544
A fine Austrian silver gilt enamel and gem set carved rock crystal covered cup
Maker's mark SG, Vienna, 1886-1922

Sold for US$ 46,360 inc. premium

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A fine Austrian silver gilt enamel and gem set carved rock crystal covered cup
Maker's mark SG, Vienna, 1886-1922
In the manner of Hermann Ratzersdorfer, modeled in the form of a fabulous bird, marked on foot, band above legs, rim and edge of cover.
height 9 3/4in (24.7cm)

Footnotes

  • Whilst this example bears the maker's mark SG, it is certainly in the style of Hermann Ratzersdorfer, the Viennese master silversmith. Ratzersdorfer specialized in incorporating several different mediums (usually gold, silver, enamel, precious gemstones and rock crystal) into a single spectacular unique piece.

    Similar examples of birds carved in rock crystal can be seen Christie's King Street, November 25, 2008, lots 72 and 82.
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