A South German turned ivory cup, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's

with stepped octagonal base below scalloped baluster-form stem with flaring rings rising to a section of inverted pierced foliate openwork below a flaring stepped octolobed gadrooned cup with four registers punctuated by narrow moulded bands. height 9 3/4 in., 24.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD

Provenance: Sotheby's London, December 10, 1992, lot 245

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