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Alfred André (French, 1839–1919)
After a design by Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)
ca. 1870–80
Southern German and French, Paris
Smoked rock crystal, gold, enamel, jewels
Overall: 5 1/4 × 5 5/8 × 4 3/8 in. (13.3 × 14.3 × 11.1 cm)
Natural Substances-Rock Crystal
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Baron Karl Mayer von Rothschild , Frankfurt (until 1911; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 12–13, 1911, no. 98); J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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