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French Art Nouveau .950 Silver, Copper Enamel and Marble Tazza

Auction:
2481
Lot:
303
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

French Art Nouveau .950 Silver, Copper Enamel and Marble Tazza, late 19th/early 20th century, the plate set to center with a copper enamel roundel with three fish on a shaded blue and green ground accented with kelp, the silver rim embossed with stylized nautilus shells, raised on three slender curved uprights ending at top with reticulated kelp tendrils, on round green marble foot, ht. 8 1/4, dia. 8 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Enamels in fine condition; light wear to painted on gilt enamel, not enameled part; minor light surface scratching at rim of silver; minor age wear; two unexplained drill holes to marble base, possibly had presentation plaque at one time.

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