A Magnificent Viennese Enamel Centrepiece - Vienna, Circa 1870, Hermann Bohm
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Artwork: A Magnificent Viennese Enamel Centrepiece - Vienna, Circa 1870, Hermann Bohm
Size: height: 34.5 cm
Medium: Copper with polychrome painted enamel decoration, the stem and base silver, partially gold-plated also with polychrome painted enamel decoration. Pointed oval shaped bowl and domed oval shaped foot, faceted column stem, flanked by two hippocampi and two sea monsters tamed by putti, sexfoil foot mount.
Creation year: 1870
Marks: Official hallmark of Vienna 'A' (R. 7863), masters mark "HB" (Neuwirth, 1976, vol. I., p. 60, no. 12, p. 116).
Category: Paintings
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Date: 2019-10-22
Lot Number: 41
Notes: Minor restoration, minor damage. The inner and outer walls of the bowl and the foot painted in polychrome enamel: white bordered oval cartouches with mythological scenes - Bacchus and Bacchantes, Europe and the bull, Pan and Syrinx, Mercury and Cupid, the Ring of Polycrates, Cupid and Psyche (and others), surrounded by scrolled grottesque decoration with putti, birds and mythical creatures on gold-coloured ground. The underside of the foot with black scrolled decoration on white ground. The stem supported on each end by platforms with pierced and engraved scroll decoration and putti heads, the foot mount with pierced and engraved scroll decoration, female busts, angel and ram heads and also set with almandines.