Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase
Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase
Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase

Viennese Silver-Gilt and Enamel Vase

  • This Viennese enamel and silver gilt vase boasts intricate artistry and quality
  • Its design is taken from mythology, with classical figures around the sides and base
  • Baroque decoration of lavish caryatid silver gilt mounts grace the vase's handles
  • Pieces hailing from the Vienna workshops are highly sought after, though only a handful still exist
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Item No. 28-8659
$9,850
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Splendid continuous hand-painted scenes adorn this graceful and rare Viennese enamel vase and matching pedestal. Depicting diverse images from classical mythology, these scenes are executed with exceptional detail and artistry. The classical theme extends to the gilt silver mounts. Caryatid handles are joined by a bouquet of delicate flowers on the vase, while the pedestal is mounted on handsomely chased bases. A fantastic testament to the skilled artisans of Austria, this piece is a work of both remarkable design and craftsmanship.

Circa 1870

11 3/4" high x 3" diameter

The forte of the Viennese enamelers was their success in following the trend set by the interior decorators of mansions and great public buildings with regard to color schemes and pictorial themes from classical mythology. Considering the highly skilled craftsmanship of the Viennese artisans, this ornamental work often surpassed the original Renaissance and rococo designs it emulated, making Vienna one of the most important European centers for decorative arts.
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:Austria
Type:Vases/Vessels
Material:Enamel
Depth:3.0 Inches
Diameter:3 Inches
Width:3.0 Inches
Height:11.75 Inches
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Enamel

Enamel is not paint It is actually a thin coat of glass applied to a metal which melts and becomes fused to the metal when heated Careful consideration to melting point must be made when pairing enamels to metals which...
Enamel is not paint It is actually a thin coat of glass applied to a metal which melts and becomes fused to the metal when heated Careful consideration to melting point must be made when pairing enamels to metals which...
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