ANTIQUE 19THC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL MINIATURE TEA SET, VIENNA C.1890

ANTIQUE 19THC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL MINIATURE TEA SET, VIENNA C.1890

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2249

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century extremely rare Austro-Hungarian Empire Solid Silver gilt and hand-painted Enamel miniature tea service, comprising of a tray, a covered teapot, a covered sugar bowl, milk jug and two cups and saucers. Each silver part is richly gilt, each piece is enamelled with hand-painted Rococo style loving scenes and courting couples surrounded by a scrolling foliage applied with a gilt decoration in relief. The reverse of the tray depicts an exceptionally lush landscape and the inside of the cup is embellished by flying birds.

Each silver mount is Hallmarked Austro-Hungarian silver (letter "A" for Vienna), year 1880-90, Maker's mark "LP" (Ludwig Politzer, one of the greatest Austrian enamellist, please follow this link to a very similar set sold in Christie's for over $8000 in 2008 and this link to a large Nef made in the same style sold for over $40,000 in Sotheby's 2007).

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - no damage, just general wear. 

TOTAL SIZE ON TRAY

Height:   10.5cm

Width:   21.8 x 14.7cm

Total Weight:   661g