Continental Beaux Arts Parcel-gilt, Silver and Shell-form Footed Bowl or Ring Holder

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Continental Beaux Arts Parcel-gilt, Silver and Shell-form Footed Bowl or Ring Holder, 19th Century, the half-shell incorporated with a two-branch ivy stem motif molded from the base, the whole surmounted by a spread winged eagle or bird-of-prey. 

Austrian silver makers were famous for making Renaissance-style cups and bowls incorporating shells, jewels and precious metals. 

6 1/2" H.