21 avril 2018

A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600

 

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Lot 265. A Continental silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, North German or Dutch, circa 1600; 33.6cm., 13 1/4 in. high. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

the coconut carved in three sections with depictions from Susanna and the Elders, the intermittent straps engraved with scrolling foliage below similarly engraved rim and border, the cover chased with winged putto masks between fruit bouquets, cast warrior finial with spear and shield, the latter engraved with a rampant lion, the knopped baluster stem applied with lion masks, on a spreading circular foot similarly chased to the cover.

Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 May 2018, 02:00 PM

 


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