Lot 851
  • 851

A large jewelled silver and enamel nef, Austro-Hungarian, early 20th century

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
37,500 GBP
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Description

  • A large jewelled silver and enamel nef, Austro-Hungarian, early 20th century
  • silver, enamel
  • 61.5cm., 24 1/4 in. high
in the manner of Ludwig Pollitzer, the silver three-masted superstructure elaborately ornamented with openwork engraved scrolling and inhabited with lively mariners, the sails and pennants of painted enamel, the bowl and oval base also painted with classical subjects reserved on a rose pink ground below leafy tendrils, further set with bands of garnets and carbuncles, apparently unmarked
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