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Lot 544: A GOLD, ENAMEL, AND BLOODSTONE RENAISSANCE-STYLE SPOON, PROBABLY HERMANN RATZERSDORFER OF VIENNA, CIRCA 1880 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: tapered stone shaft and bowl with rat-tail, foliate scroll join enameled in various colors between basse-taille enameled mounts, matched on the finial below helmeted female figure enameled en ronde bosse
small amount of rubbing to figure, some black repairs to collar below, tiny amount of blue enamel missing from scroll joining handle to bowl, otherwise good condition and very nice quality
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Dimensions: length 6 1/2 in.