ANTIQUE 19THC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER ENAMEL & ROCK CRYSTAL CUP C.1880

ANTIQUE 19THC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER ENAMEL & ROCK CRYSTAL CUP C.1880

2,595.00

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.

Reference Number: A5119

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Austrian rock crystal, solid silver-gilt and enamelled figural cup, the rock crystal cup profusely carved with scrolling foliage in the renaissance style, the silver mounts richly gilt and enamelled with panels depicting scrolls and flowers, extremely well painted, the body modelled as an ancient roman soldier. The piece is unmarked, made in Vienna, circa 1880, Maker unknown.

CONDITION

Losses to the enamel (see pictures).


SIZE

Height: 12cm
Width: 5.5cm
Weight: 120g