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A pair of Austrian hardstone and gilt-metal mounted enamel vases, probably Vienna, circa 1885
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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A pair of Austrian hardstone and gilt-metal mounted enamel vases, probably Vienna, circa 1885
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A pair of Austrian hardstone and gilt-metal mounted enamel vases, probably Vienna, circa 1885

each of baluster form, the silver mounts chased with scrolling foliage and set with bloodstone cabochons in white-bordered Renaissance-style mounts, the finely painted grisaille scenes framed by multi-colored strapwork with demi-figures on gold ground, topped by figures of Minerva and a warrior, the flat handles with female masks and supported by goat heads, on bloodstone ball feet, the scenes identified in English and representing:

Vase 1:
Daphne and Apollo
The Three Graces
The Roman Victor
Andromache Bewailing Hector
Perseus and Andromeda
Te [sic] Rape of Europa
Cupid with Lightening
Sacrifice to Cupid

Vase 2:
Diana and Endymion
Goddess of the Moon
Continence of Scipio
Hector Leaves Andromache
Triumph of Galatea
Birth of Venus
Telemaque Among the Nymphs
Cupid Wreathed


silver mounts by Karl Rössler, circa 1895


height 22 3/4 in.
58cm
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19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art

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New York