ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER, ENAMEL, ROCK CRYSTAL, LAPIS FIGURE c.1880

ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER, ENAMEL, ROCK CRYSTAL, LAPIS FIGURE c.1880

3,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4189

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Austrian solid silver figure modelled as a Native American with an ostrich, the body is richly decorated with precious stones, (rubies and emeralds) and applies with multi-coloured enamels, the figures stand on Lapis Lazuli ground, the base is resting on lion-paw shaped feet and the top is surmounted with beautifully hand etched rock crystal pot.

The piece appears to be unmarked, but judging by the style it's typically Austrian, similar pieces usually date to the 1860-1880. The silver has been acid tested and shows 900+ grade silver.

Rock crystal and enameled silver objects are extremely precious and sought after, fetching outstanding records in auction. A pair of rock crystal figures recently sold for over £62000, please follow this link to see recent results.

CONDITION

Just minor damage to the enamel (see pictures).

SIZE

Height: 15.5

Width: 11cm

Weight: 397g