A SICILIAN SILVER EWER AND BASIN, MAKER'S MARK GFZ ALSO STRUCK V AND A SWAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
the shaped circular basin embossed and chased with shells, acorns and foliage, flat-chased with exuberant plume-like flowers and leafage on matting, the ewer also flat-chased with lettering SM à MSd, the later glass liner similarly decorated
basin: 36cm., 14in. diameter
65oz. 18dwt., 2049gr.
Excellent condition, nick and scratches commensurate with age only. The liner by repute was made by lalique.
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Inventory, 1949, 'ROSEWATER DISH AND EWER, engraved, the dish fitted with a Lalique liner [?], foreign, 55 ozs' in the Strong Room