ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN ROCK CRYSTAL SILVER-GILT & ENAMEL DRAGEOIR ON STAND c1880

ANTIQUE 19thC AUSTRIAN ROCK CRYSTAL SILVER-GILT & ENAMEL DRAGEOIR ON STAND c1880

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19th Century Austrian rock crystal and enamelled on silver-gilt drageoir on stand, the oval bulbous bowl, cover and dish carved in relief with leaves and scrolls within narrow silver-gilt borders decorated in polychrome champlevé enamels, the ring finial and handles formed as winged caryatids also picked out in enamel.

Reference Number: A5457

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century Austrian rock crystal and enamelled on solid silver-gilt drageoir on stand, the oval bulbous bowl, cover and dish carved in relief with leaves and scrolls within narrow silver-gilt borders decorated in polychrome champlevé enamels, the ring finial and handles formed as winged caryatids also picked out in enamel.

The piece is Hallmarked Austrian silver (900+ standard), town mark "A" for Vienna, standard mark (used post-1872), Maker's mark "HR" (Hermann Ratzersdorfer, one of the greatest Austrian enamelist).

CONDITION

Minor enamel losses and small chips to the rock crystal on the inside of the lid.


SIZE

Height: 13cm
Width: 19 x 16cm
Weight: 870g