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FRUIT BOWL FROM A SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE

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FRUIT BOWL FROM A SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE

Made by: V. Mayer's Söhne

Currently in storage


About this object

This seven-piece garniture features Dyonisian iconography. The two-tiered fruit bowl sits on triangular base with cut off corners decorated with cast and applied rosettes. Scrolls acting as supports for each glass dish issue out of the central fluted post. This terminates at the top in two fronted dolphins. Three dancing puttii sporting different musical instuments surround the pole at the bottom.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
FRUIT BOWL FROM A SEVEN-PIECE TABLE GARNITURE
Made from:
Silver -- glass
Made in:
Austria
Date made:
1873
Size:
35.6 × 22.9 cm (14 × 9 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.290.13-17
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK Letter A in square with cut-off corners, assay mark for Vienna, 1866-1922; head of Diana in five-lobed flower shape, with3 to left and A to right, silver standard of .750 persent fineness, used in Vienna, 1872-1937; head of greyhound in hexagon, with 3 to left and A to right, silver standard of .800 percent fineness, used in Vienna, 1866-1922; V M S in rectangle, maker's mark for firm of Mayer's V. Söhne, Vienna, 1870-81; V C in rectangle with cut-off corners, mark of Vincenz Czokally, silversmith in Vienna (active 1866-99)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973