A French silver-gilt, agate, enamel, garnet and pearl tazza, Frédéric-Jules Rudolphi, Paris, mid 19th century
formed as a tree trunk, a hunter with a spear in the fork trained on a serpent at the base, the enameled branches holding a shallow agate dish, lobed hexafoil base mounted with garnets
marked on base rim
height 7 1/2 in.
Christie's London, February 27, 1997, lot 201