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By Böhm, Hermann (Austrian, active from 1866)
This wonderful cup is wrought from silver and enamel in a distinctly Renaissance manner, its surfaces painted with classical vignettes inspired by Renaissance painting.
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.
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