05 juin 2009

An Austrian Ivory and Silver-Gilt Mounted Cup and Cover Commemorating the Battle of Vienna, The Ivory Late 17th century

An Austrian Ivory and Silver-Gilt Mounted Cup and Cover Commemorating the Battle of Vienna, The Ivory Late 17th century height 18 1/2 in.; 47.5 cm. Est. 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 80,500 USD PROVENANCE: Sold Sotheby's London, December 13, 2000, lot 87 NOTE: This intricately carved cup and cover was probably made to commemorate the defeat of the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683. The silver is probably English, circa 1820. Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings, European Sculpture & Antiquities. 04 Jun. New York... [Lire la suite]