An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4

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Lot 165
An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird
by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4

£ 100,000 - 150,000
US$ 130,000 - 190,000
An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird
by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4
The cover with enamelled figural finial depicting Diana the Huntress on domed rock crystal engraved with scrolls, the silver gilt mount applied with twin carved rock crystal wings and with seed pearls on a champlevé and relief enamelled foliate ground within a navy and turquoise enamelled lappet border, the rock crystal body carved with intricate grotesque mask heads and scrolls, the rim with silver gilt mount decorated with multi-coloured champlevé enamelled scrolls, flowers and paterae, the realistically carved rock crystal head with enamelled and pearl-set crown on hinged foliate champlevé enamel mount, the tail with similar mount, the stem formed as the legs on a domed rock crystal base with enamelled and pearl-set rim, height 36cm, length 37.5cm.
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An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4
An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4
An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4
An impressive and large 19th century Austrian rock crystal, pearl, gem-set and enamelled silver-gilt mounted mythical bird by Herman Boehm, Vienna circa 1872-4
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