Very rare Ceremonial Flask - Crystal, Silver gilt - Mid 18th century

Description
Very rare Ceremonial Flask - Crystal, Silver gilt - Mid 18th century
Italy

Museum-worthy ceremonial crystal bottle decorated with polychrome flowers, wrapped in a gilt silver plant-themed setting and topped by a stopper.

No hallmarks whatsoever, but it has been tested for silver (both on top and bottom).

Considering the style and kind of craftsmanship, I assumed the item was made in Italy in the 18th century. It also has two typical 18th century’s Italian assayer’s marks on the bottom (visible in the penultimate picture).

Height 17.8 cm

Total weight: 266 grams

In good condition

Tracked and insured shipping

Lot details
Object
Very rare Ceremonial Flask
Material
Crystal, Silver gilt
Estimated Period
Mid 18th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Weight
266 g
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