A RARE LOUIS XVI SILVER-GILT MOUNTED JASPER STANDING CUP, JOHANNES JACOB KIRSTEIN, STRASBOURG, 1787
30,000 - 50,000 USD
A RARE LOUIS XVI SILVER-GILT MOUNTED JASPER STANDING CUP
JOHANNES JACOB KIRSTEIN, STRASBOURG
the oval pedestal base finely chased with a male and female profile head flanked by cornucopiae from which extend festoons of flowers, fluted stem with acanthus and palm borders, the mottled red stone bowl with straps chased with overlapping piastres, below an acanthus leaf, the ends applied with satyr masks, the rim with chased leaf-tips
marked under foot
height 5 5/8 in.
Good condition, superb crisp chasing.
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