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AN IMPRESSIVE ROCK-CRYSTAL DRINKING HORN WITH JEWELLED SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LEOPOLD WEININGER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

AN IMPRESSIVE ROCK-CRYSTAL DRINKING HORN WITH JEWELLED SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LEOPOLD WEININGER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

AN IMPRESSIVE ROCK-CRYSTAL DRINKING HORN WITH JEWELLED SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LEOPOLD WEININGER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

32,760

GBP

AN IMPRESSIVE ROCK-CRYSTAL DRINKING HORN WITH JEWELLED SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL MOUNTS, LEOPOLD WEININGER, VIENNA, LATE 19TH CENTURY


the domed lid crowned by an enamelled figure of a hunter holding an associated turquoise-set hat pin, circa 1820, in his right hand and a falcon in his left, barked at by one of the two animated hounds at his feet, the tapered rock-crystal horn elaborately carved with stags, hunting dogs, pheasants and attributes of the hunt within scrolling foliage, the silver-gilt bands applied with pierced vignettes of chased and colourfully enamelled equestrians hunting bears and stags, divided by scrolls set with emeralds within red enamel petals, terminating in a dragon's tail enamelled in green and white, supported by a rearing stag on a similarly decorated domed foot, maker's mark, post-1872 Vienna standard mark, in original fitted velvet-lined leather case,


48cm.,18 7/8 in. high


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Generally in good order.

The hunter finial loose; some small losses and traces of restoration to enamel; crack of 2 cm length to rock-crystal and small discoloration; nice original case


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Leopold Weininger (1854-1922) was a goldsmith, silversmith and jeweller in Vienna. In 1909, he was listed in the Branchenverzeichnis der Meisterlisten als Spezialist, as a specialist for enamelled pieces imitating the Antique. The Austrian writer Emil Lucka wrote his obituary in the newspaper Neue Freie Presse:

'He [Weininger] is the last of the family of great goldsmiths descended from Benvenuto Cellini. His work has been sought out and appreciated in England, France, Italy, Russia and America and much is now in museums, or in the mansions of the rich. The substance of his art, made from gold, platinum, lapis lazuli, rock crystal, brilliant gemstones of all kinds, enamel, and other rich and rare materials, is 'unmodern' and deliberately intended to be so. Only once did he show me the statue of a seated Circe - in ivory and topaz - a work of art which he himself described as 'modern'. Everything else, cups, ornate clocks decorated with the signs of the zodiac on rock crystal surrounds, caskets and boxes, and whatever else he created, avoided any style after the Renaissance up to and including Louis XVI'.