Viennese Enamel Goblet int he Form of a Nautilus Shell

The Antique Enamel Company Stand: C56

Vienna, after 1872. Maker's mark Simon Grunwald. with colourful enamel paintwork, the shaft and mounts in silver, in part gilt, with colourful enamel. Nautilus-shaped cuppa and round foot. The shaft designed as a satyr. The foot is mounted on three sculpted enamelled heads of sea creatures. The front of the vessel features the head of Poseidon, the rear a hippocampus. The wall of the foot and the cuppa feature colourful enamel paintwork. The vessel depicts "The Wedding of Neptune and Amphitrite" and "The Birth of Venus". The bottom of the foot is decorated with black tendrils on a light-blue ground.

Circa: 1872

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  • Objects of Vertu & Miniatures
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