ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN SILVER GILT, ROCK CRYSTAL & ENAMEL HUNTING HORN c.1890

ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN SILVER GILT, ROCK CRYSTAL & ENAMEL HUNTING HORN c.1890

17,595.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4363

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Austrian exceptionally rare solid silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal hunting horn with cover. The rock crystal engraved with chimeras among scrollwork, with silver gilt mounts with pierced and enamelled hunting scenes amid strapwork and set with precious gem stones, terminating in a fox head and paws. The horn supported by a mithical winged hippocamp and the detachable lid mounted with a small stag finial. Hallmarked Austrian-Hungarian silver control mark (800 standard, used 1867-1922), Vienna, circa 1890, Maker's mark KB (Karl Bank, active 1895-1924)

CONDITION

Has a 3cm long hairline crack in the middle section of the rock crystal. 

SIZE

Height:  30cm
Width:  28 x 8cm
Weight:  1130g