Small, bulbous silver cup with tilted base.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Small, bulbous silver cup with tilted base.
240.00USD+ (36.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 09 @ 23:12UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Small, bulbous silver cup with tilted base. 151 grams, 4" tall and about 2" in diameter. A very curious object (possibly a sand or salt cellar) that looks somewhat like a parmesan-cheese shaker from a pizza restaurant or, so say the Argentineans, like a "mate" (pronounced MAH-tay) used for a tea-like herb drink, on an inverted-cup base, the top broken off but showing a continuation of a angled-rib design, the bottom above the base with seam as cast in two parts, with hole in side and lots of green and white encrustation at bottom but otherwise mostly gray in color. With Robert Marx certificate. Recovered from: Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Ecuador.