Lot 852
  • 852

A small silver-gilt and painted enamel nef, Hermann Böhm, Vienna, late 19th century

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6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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12,500 GBP
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Description

  • A small silver-gilt and painted enamel nef, Hermann Böhm, Vienna, late 19th century
  • silver, enamel
  • overall 40cm., 15 ¾ in. high
the ovoid body and domed oval base painted inside and out with subjects from mythology or colourful arabesques on a stone-coloured ground, the stem formed as a cast and enamelled seated figure of a melusine, the base of the cover, or deck, pierced with leafy scrolls and diaper, enamelled round the borders, set with three masts with painted enamel sails  and pennants and small mariner figures, maker’s mark, Viennese town marks, early 20th century French ‘swan’ import mark
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