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Lot 545: A FRENCH SILVER-GILT, PEARL, ENAMEL, AND HARDSTONE FIGURE OF A WARRIOR, FRÉDÉRIC RUDOLPHI, PARIS, CIRCA 1845-50 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the base formed as a pedestal of lapis lazuli with borders of champlevé enamel, opening to form a box, the cover mounted with a silver-gilt figure with baroque pearl body and helmet and mother-of-pearl sword, enameled accents, on base mounted with pearl and amethyst bead foliage with enamel leaves
pushed down in two corners into base moulding, causing wobbling and some enamel loss to base band, some pearls and beads possibly replaced; one stone missing from scabbard, some enamel loss to cape and shield
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Dimensions: height 5 1/2 in.