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An Austro-Hungarian Fountain Centrepiece

Silver
Vienna, 1847
Possibly maker’s mark of Johann Kosel, marked 'IK'
Marked on base, bowl and finial

Height: 71cm, 28in.
Weight: 7729g, 248oz 10dwt

Description

On domed oval base, cast and chased as rockwork and with shells, supporting three cast mermaids surrounding a branch cast stem and below a central flute bowl, with a further branch-cast stem with a finial cast as two putto. Formed as three mermaids on a rocky shell-strewed outcrop surmounted by woody stem and putti below a cornucopia.

An Austro-Hungarian Fountain Centrepiece Reference: 21534.4