Robert Garrard Victorian Silver Gilt Lidded Chalice Cup London, 1874

modelled with the figure Eros bow bent resting on a shaped platform with five caryatids in support, the flared decorated with a single band of acanthus scroll, then the deep bowl, having a selection of naked female torsos resting atop lion mask heads

Provenance:
each applied with release straps, the figural pillar modelled in the form of a young atlas dressed in the middle eastern manner amid grasshoppers and lizards, the whole resting on a stepped circular foot
Labels:
with figures of winged putti amid stylised foliate bands
  • EStimate $4,000 - $6,000
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