Description

    A CASED VIENNESE SILVER GILT AND ENAMEL ON COPPER DESSERT SET
    Hermann Ratzersdorfer, Vienna, Austria, circa 1872-1880
    Marks: (3 Diana's head A), HR conjoined
    8-3/4 inches (22.2 cm)
    52.5 gross ounces

    The dessert set with silver gilt shafts, tines, bowls and blades, with enamel on copper handles framed with silver gilt bands and domed chased end caps, the shafts with masks to front and back and strapwork decoration, the handles with painted enamel oval reserves to front and back with mythological scenes and grotesque decoration on gray ground, comprising six forks, six spoons and six knives, in fitted case with two suede trays and red satin liner stamped in gilt H. RATZERSDORFER, GOLD-&, SILBERWAREN-FABRIKANT, WIEN, 1. KOHLMARKT, 9.

    Literature:
    Jayne W. Dye and Karin Sixl-Daniell, "Historismus Silver-Gilt Dessert Set by Hermann Ratzersdorfer," ASCAS online, http://www.ascasonline.org/articoloAPRI79.html


    Condition Report*:

    minor chipping to enamel, minor surface scratching to silver, wear to case

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    March, 2010
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