9581 An Italian carved rock crystal navette-shaped bowl, the body with wheel engraved arabesque decoration, leaf scrolls and tendrils issuing from grotesque masks, the spreading oval base with similar decoration and possibly contemporary, secured with gilt bronze mounts. Drilled for later mounts. Repaired break through the body.
Collection of Alexander Iolas, Athens.
Italian or Bohemian
Height: 4 ins (10 cms)
Width: 7 ins (18 cms) £19,000