Early 19th Century Opaline Crystal Cup With Birds.
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White opaline cup with gilt bronze mounts. The upper, gilded rim is finely sculpted with water-leaf.The handles are in the form of doves drinking. This motif is inspired by an antique mosaic discovered at Tivoli and mentioned by Pliny.
D: 5.31 in. (13,5 cm) / H: 3.54 in. (9 cm)
Restauration Period. Charles X. Circa 1830-1830.