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A silver-gilt mounted ivory beaker, maker's mark GAL a florette below, town mark four bars above H, probably German, circa 1700

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Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A silver-gilt mounted ivory beaker, maker's mark GAL a florette below, town mark four bars above H, probably German, circa 1700

A silver-gilt mounted ivory beaker, maker's mark GAL a florette below, town mark four bars above H, probably German, circa 1700

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,528

GBP

A silver-gilt mounted ivory beaker, maker's mark GAL a florette below, town mark four bars above H

probably German, circa 1700


the ivory sleeve finely carved with the triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite accompanied by dolphin, hippocamp and figures bringing gifts of exotic fruit and shells, detachable cover surmounted by baby merman above scrolling acanthus, silver-gilt cover and detachable foot mount with gadroons

18cm., 7in. high

Four little splits to the cover and finial, tiny split to rim of body, cover loose on body Neptune has lost trident top, otherwise in very good condition.


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This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.