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Lot 650: A FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED COBALT GLASS FLASK AND STOPPER, FRANÇOIS-DÉSIRÉ FROMENT-MEURICE, PARIS, CIRCA 1870 |
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the openwork mounts engraved with dolphins and foliage, one side applied with a medallion of Cupid and Venus, on a niello and parcel-gilt foot mounted with red foil-backed glass beads
a few minor splits to the mounts, the glass with a small chip to back of body, gilding rubbed at high spots and on the stopper, the foil-backed glass beads with uneven coloring, otherwise good
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Dimensions: height 14 5/8 in.