281: A GERMAN SILVER OSTRICH CUP AND COVER, HANAU, CIRC
A GERMAN SILVER OSTRICH CUP AND COVER, HANAU, CIRCA 1900
showing traces of gilding, the realistically modelled bird standing on a domed naturalistic mound and openwork plume-like base, the cover with feathery finial, the interior gilded, base with pseudo marks, Austrian and French import marks
41cm high, 1584gr (50oz)
For an ostrich of the same model, but with ostrich egg body, see Christie's, Paris, Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé, 23rd February 2009, lot 125, sold for €97,000.