Description & Technical information

The terrine was formed along the lines of an ancient kantharos. It has an oval stepped foot, an urn-shaped vessel body with one in the middle steeply rising lid and a leaf rosette on top.

The knob in the form of an artichoke. An embossed frieze of acanthusspirals – with a rosette center – runs along the edge. Angular broken cantharos-like handle.

Weight: 3.643 gr.

Date:  1793/ 96
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Germany
Medium: Parcel-gilt silver
Dimensions: 45.5 cm (17⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Collection Graf von Reichenbach-Goschütz in Gündel, 1942, pic. 86

Literature: Hintze No 175 and Christian Gündel, 1942, Die Goldschmiedekunst in Breslau, p. 37 and t. 86

Categories: Silver