Carved Rock Crystal Bowl with Handle

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Milan, Italy, 17th century.
Rock crystal, with gold mounting, and enamel, rubies and diamonds on base.
height: 8 inches (203 mm); 8 1/2 inches (216 mm) diameter
AZ044
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Said to be bought by Pope Innocent XI (Benedetto Odescalchi), Rome, 1689, from the collection of Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689; cannot be verified); acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan before 1910.
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The mounts and handles possibly date to the 19th century.

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Carved rock crystal bowl. Incised decoration of fantastic winged females. The handles are also made in the form of two fantastic winged females.

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