Renaissance style Viennese enamelled silver cup by Böhm

By Böhm, Hermann (Austrian, active from 1866)

£18,000

This wonderful cup is wrought from silver and enamel in a distinctly Renaissance manner, its surfaces painted with classical vignettes inspired by Renaissance painting.

 

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Description

This beautiful cup and cover are crafted from silver and enamel in the Viennese manner. The cup is designed in a historicising Renaissance style, recalling the art and craftsmanship of the 16th Century

The cup is of baluster form, featuring a bulbous body raised atop an elaborate stem and domed foot. The body is painted with classical vignettes in oval cartouches, all above a scrolling foliate ground. The lip of the cup is mounted with scrolling Renaissance-style pierced silver strapwork, which is further accented with polychrome enamelling. The cup is topped by a cover, similarly decorated, which is surmounted by a finial depicting a female courtier raising a cup.

The stem of the cup features a figurative trio of warriors, while the domed foot, set to its base with further silver strapwork, is painted with yet more cartouches containing Renaissance style pastoral vignettes.

The silver is fully hallmarked for Hermann Böhm.

Details

Artist / Maker
By Böhm, Hermann (Austrian, active from 1866)
Country of Origin
Austrian
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Renaissance
Material
Enamel, Silver
Colour
Multi-coloured, Silver

Dimensions

Height
38 cm / 15 inches
Diameter
15 cm / 5.9 inches

Reference:
16531

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