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A pair of German acid-cameo encased ruby vases
attributed to Franz Zach, Munich, circa 1865
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 GBP
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151
A pair of German acid-cameo encased ruby vases
attributed to Franz Zach, Munich, circa 1865
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of German acid-cameo encased ruby vases
attributed to Franz Zach, Munich, circa 1865
each tapering cylindrical form decorated with a continuous frieze of the drunken Silenus, Bacchus in a chariot drawn by leopards, attended by centaurs and putti, on a matt ground, within bands of polished circles, above a spreading foot cut with a band of diamonds and oval facets
Quantity: 2
23.8cm., 9 3/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

A notable decorator of blue and ruby encased and overlay glass, much of the work of Franz Paul Zach (1820-1881) was undertaken in Munich for the Frankfurt and Würzburg-based firm of Steigerwald, where he lived from 1844 until his death in 1881.

Examples of his work in the new method of acid-cameo were shown at the World's Fairs between 1851 and 1873 (see P.von Lichtenberg, Glasgravuren des Biedermeier, pp.298-305). 

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