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A German silver-gilt, enamel, gem-set and agate two-handled cup and cover, modeled and chased by Rudolf Mayer, Karlsruhe, mounted and enameled by E. Schurmann, Frankfurt, circa 1887
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237
A German silver-gilt, enamel, gem-set and agate two-handled cup and cover, modeled and chased by Rudolf Mayer, Karlsruhe, mounted and enameled by E. Schurmann, Frankfurt, circa 1887
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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A German silver-gilt, enamel, gem-set and agate two-handled cup and cover, modeled and chased by Rudolf Mayer, Karlsruhe, mounted and enameled by E. Schurmann, Frankfurt, circa 1887
in Renaissance taste, the rim enameled with champlevé insects and birds within flowers, winged grotesque caryatid handles, cover with Minerva bust finial, all set with faceted gems and pearls
apparently unmarked
height 8 5/8 in.
22 cm
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Exhibited

Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Rudolf Mayer: Medaillen und Metallarbeiten der Jahrundertwende, 22 July - 22 Nov., 1977, cat. no. 263, p. 108

Literature

Zeitschrift des Bayerischen Kunstgewerbevereins zu Munchen: Monatshefte fur d. Gesamte dekorative Kunst, Munchen, 1887, pl. 56
Arthur Pabst, Kunstgewerbeblatt, Leipzig, 1889, p. 6

Catalogue Note

Rudolf Mayer was born 1846 in Schlesien and died 1916 in Karlsruhe. He was a medalist, modeler and chaser working in Vienna from 1865-1871 before returning to Germany.

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