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    A Walther Eberbach German Partial-Gilt Silver, Enamel, and Hardstone-Mounted Presentation Ewer Gifted by Prince Hugo Hohenlohe-Öhringen, Duke of Ujest, late 19th century
    Marks: 800, (crescent), (crown)
    19 inches (48.3 cm)
    116.39 troy ounces (gross)


    The ewer having lid surmounted by eagle finial arising from flames, below to standard with red enameling surrounding inscription in relief, neck to body with repoussé and chased wave banding, figural mount below spout depicting armor-clad knight's head with two horns inset with red cabochons, foliate-form handle terminating with oversized crowned lions between shield inset with enameled lions, upper waist with presentation inscription in German, roughly translated Given by Hugo Hohenlohe to his wife Pauline on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, below to banded waist centered with red enameled medallion dated 1847 15 April 1897, each side of medallion with HUGO and PAULINE in relief, raised on domed base with husk banding and applied blossom mounts; underside engraved Walther Eberbach, 1897, entworfen u. ausgefuhrt (designer and maker).

    Hugo was the son of Prince August von Hohenlohe-Oehringen (1784-1853) and Luise of Württemberg (1789-1851). He married Princess Pauline of Fürstenberg (1829-1900) in 1847. Hugo and Pauline were the parents of Princess Margarethe of Hohenlohe-Öhringen (1865 -1940), second wife of Wilhelm, Count of Hohenau.

    Walther Eberbach (1866-1944) was a German sculpter, painter, jeweler, and medalist. At the time of the present lot's production, Eberbach taught chasing and goldsmithing at the Städtische Kunstgewerbeschule in Strasbourg. During his life, Eberbach was comissioned with several important designs including a bronze medallion featuring Goethe's portrait for the Straßburger Haus, the coat of arms for the Office of the Oberamt Heilbronn, and several World War I medallions.

    Condition Report*: Varying degrees of flaking and losses to red enamel, some rubbing to gilding, errant scratching, base with very light push, three missing cabachons to horns to knight's helmet, waviness below helmet mount, light push to interior rim of neck, replaced flower mount to base, with wear and surface scratching commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    April, 2017
    20th Thursday
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