Lot 689

A pair of 17th century silver-gilt German tazza tops with Victorian silver-gilt bases, the two detachable bases by Robert Hennell, London 1841, the tops Nürnberg, possibly by Johann Eißler, circa 1680, circular form, one embossed with reclining classical figures, and ribbon-tied garlands of flowers, with 19th century initials, the other embossed with birds, war trophies, sheep and fish, with ribbon-tied foliate decoration, with an armorial and date 1681, the bases of raised circular form, embossed foliate decoration, with a hidden inscription: ~Feb 10th 1842 This foot weighing 6oz 6dw was made to revive a dish of foreign manufacture and unknown assay~, the other with the same inscription but with scratch weight ~6oz 3dw~, diameter 25.5cm, height 10.5cm, approx. weight 41oz. (2) Provenance: Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918) Lionel de Rothschild (1882-1942) Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009) The Trustees of Exbury House.