A fine german parcel-gilt silver cup and cover. Mark of Thomas Stor II, Nuremberg, circa 1660

On domed circular foot chased with lobes, the stem a putto holding a parrot, between foliate calyxes, with waisted body and detachable domed cover chased with lobes, auricular scrolls between, the cover with parcel-gilt vase with flower finial, the interior of cover prick engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on cup and foot. 23¾ in. (60.4 cm.) high; 32 oz. 10 dwt. (1013 gr.). Est. $15,000 - $25,000 - Price Realised $110,500

Christie's. Important Objects of Vertu. 22 May 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com