( 1890 circa )
A 19th Century Silver and Enamel Mounted Rock Crystal Vase on Stand
The square rock base formed with engraved and carved rock crystal panel with floral palms and chrysanthemums. The stand resting on four winged mythical beasts resting on scrolling feet. The ovoid body half fluted and engraved with similar designs to the base. The scrolling G-shaped handles formed as demi-maidens on pillars.
Hermann Böhm was a very prolific and inventive Austrian goldsmith who, together with Hermann Ratzersdorfer, spread the taste for Revivalist goldsmith's work. He studied the precious items in the Imperial Collections and the Green Vaults in Dresden and employed local artisans to work on miniature paintings, enamels and hardstone to create objects of "Rothschild" fashion for an international clientele. He is recorded as working in Vienna from 1866 until 1922.
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