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A SOUTH GERMAN OR SWISS SILVER-GILT MOUNTED COCONUT CUP AND COVER, LATE...

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Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000
Price realised:  US$40,000
Lot number 72, Views: 37

A South German or Swiss silver-gilt mounted coconut cup and cover, late 16th century the rim engraved with arabesques and flowers, bracket vase-shaped stem, plain foot and warrior finial holding an armorial shield with date 1644, the base engraved WT 17 LOT ZK- HW, the cover with later Austrian control mark height 10 1/2 in. (27cm) 14oz (435g) gross

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Fine French & Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries, Ceramics and Carpets
Date of the auction: 9 Apr 2008
Address: Sotheby's
New York