A late-18th/early-19th century Continental silver-gilt gem-set chalice unmarked, probably South American, circa 1800

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Lot 142
A late-18th/early-19th century Continental silver-gilt gem-set chalice
unmarked, probably South American, circa 1800

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 4,662) inc. premium
A late-18th/early-19th century Continental silver-gilt gem-set chalice
unmarked, probably South American, circa 1800
The flaring bowl with plain girdle, the baluster lower body chased and pierced with winged masks among foliate scrolls set with intermittent emeralds, the stem realistically cast as a supporting figure in tailing robes, applied with a pierced breast-plate with baguette diamonds and emeralds, the stepped and spreading circular base chased with winged putto masks among foliate scrolls, the scrolls inset with emeralds and rubies as well as a large baroque pearl, height 27cm, diameter of bowl 8.5cm, weight total 26.5oz.

Footnotes

  • For a similar example of the pierced and chased work see Martin, 'La Plateria Del Museo Franz Mayer' (Mexico 1992), pages 154-155.
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A late-18th/early-19th century Continental silver-gilt gem-set chalice unmarked, probably South American, circa 1800
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