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A German parcel-gilt silver-mounted Shell Centrepiece, Eduard Wollenweber, Munich, circa 1870. Photo Sotheby's.

the stem cast and chased as a dolphin-riding triton above a circular base of stiff foliage, scalework, shells and straps, the figure supporting an abalone shell dish, the base stamped: ‘ED WOLLENWEBER’ and 13 lot standard mark; 22.5cm. high; 8 7/8in. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 GBP

PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRINCELY FAMILY

Sotheby's. Of Royal and Noble Descent. London | 23 Jan 2014 - www.sothebys.com